Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Volume 11, No. 24, March, 1873

Author: Various Authors
Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 77,251 / 226 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 61.8
LoC Category: AP
Downloads: 456
Added to site: 2007.08.27
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e stiff-necked old Berber tribe. The M'zabites preserve the pure Arab dress--the haik, or small bornouse without hood, the broad breeches coming to the knee, the bare legs, and the turban rolled up into a coil of ropes. Thus accoutred, and squatting in the ledges of their small booths, the jewelers, blacksmiths and tailors of Bona are found at their work.

Returning to Philippeville by land, and remaining as short a time as possible in this unedifying city, which is a bad and overheated imitation of a French provincial town, we concede only so much to its modern character as to hire a fine open carriage in which to proceed inland toward Constantina. This city is reached after a calm, meditative ride through sunny hills and groves. After so quiet a preparation the first view of Constantina is fairly astounding. Encircled by a grand curve of mountainous precipices, rises a gigantic rock, washed by a moat formed of the roaring cascades of the river Rummel. On the flat top of this naked rock, like the Styli

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