The Circassian Slave, or, the Sultan's Favorite: A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus by Maturin Murray Ballou | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
The Circassian Slave, or, the Sultan's Favorite: A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus

The Circassian Slave, or, the Sultan's Favorite: A Story of Constantinople and the Caucasus

by Maturin Murray Ballou
     
 
Upon one of those hot, sultry summer afternoons that so often prevail about the banks of the Bosphorus, the sun was fast sinking towards its western course, and gilding as it went, the golden crescents of a thousand minarets, now dancing with fairy feet over the rippling waters of Marmora, now dallying with the spray of the oarsmen's blades, as they pulled the gilded

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Upon one of those hot, sultry summer afternoons that so often prevail about the banks of the Bosphorus, the sun was fast sinking towards its western course, and gilding as it went, the golden crescents of a thousand minarets, now dancing with fairy feet over the rippling waters of Marmora, now dallying with the spray of the oarsmen's blades, as they pulled the gilded caique of some rich old Mussulman up the tide of the Golden Horn. The soft and dainty scented air came in light zephyrs off the shore of Asia to play upon the European coast, and altogether it was a dreamy, siesta-like hour hat reigned in the Turkish capital.

Let the reader come with us at this time into the circular area that forms the slave market of Constantinople. The bazaar is well filled; here are Egyptians, Bulgarians, Persians, and even Africans; but we will pass them by and cross to the main stand, where are exposed for sale some score of Georgians and Circassians. They are all chosen for their beauty of person, and present a scene of more than usual interest, awaiting the fate that the future may send them in a kind or heartless master; and knowing how much of their future peace depends upon this chance, they watch each new comer with almost painful interest as he moves about the area.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940015563399
Publisher:
Library of Alexandria
Publication date:
10/08/2012
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
331 KB

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