Travels In Syria And The Holy Land By John Lewis Burckhardt


























































 -  None but Aeneze could have served me, and
with them there was no reasoning; they believed that I was going - Page 300
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None But Aeneze Could Have Served Me, And With Them There Was No Reasoning; They Believed That I Was Going In Search Of Treasure, And That I Should Willingly Give Any Sum To Reach The Spot Where It Was Hid.

April 29th.--I took leave of my worthy friend Shybely, who would not let us depart alone, but engaged

A Bedouin to accompany us towards the western parts of the Haouran; this man was a Bedouin of Sayd, or Upper Egypt, of the tribe of Khelafye, who inhabit to the west of Girge; he had entered the service of the Mamelouks, and had been with one of them to Mekka, from whence he returned to Damascus, where he entered into the Pasha's cavalry; here he had the misfortune to kill one of his comrades, which

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[p.237]obliging him to fly, he repaired to the Aeneze, with whom he found security and protection.

Half an hour from Aaere we passed Wady Ghothe [Arabic], with the village of Ghothe to our left; route N.W.b.N. One hour and a half, the village Om Waled [Arabic], one hour and three quarters, the village El Esleha [Arabic], inhabited principally by Christians. Two hours and a quarter, passed Wady Soueida. Two hours and a half the village Thale [Arabic], to the west of which, one hour, is Tel Hossein, with the village Kheraba. At three hours and a quarter is the village El Daara [Arabic], with Wady Daara; here we dined at an encampment of Arabs of Djebel Haouran, who are in the habit of descending into the plain to pasture their cattle, as soon as the country is evacuated by the Aeneze.

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