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STRANGE TEAS DINNERS
WEDDINGS AND FETES



BY
VARIOUS AUTHORS





BOSTON
D LOTHROP COMPANY
FRANKLIN AND HAWLEY STREETS

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MY TEA TO MEHEMET ALI AND FAREEDIE.

WHEN I lived in Syria, Midhat Pasha was appointed governor of the Pashalic in which I resided, and came with great pomp and ceremony to assume the duties of his position. His retinue consisted of a great many guards, servants and soldiers, and, as they passed through the street just below my balcony, I looked at them all with a great deal of interest.

The Pasha rode a fine bay horse and was dressed in European costume, excepting that he wore a turban instead of a hat. He was short and stout, well bronzed by the sun, and had that air of command which so much distinguishes a soldier......................

 

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