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Identifier: holylandbible01geikuoft
Title: The Holy Land and the Bible;
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Geikie, John C. (John Cunningham), 1824-1906
Subjects: Bible Palestine -- Description and travel
Publisher: New York
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN


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nd, supports the house overhead,while some short poles resting on it bear up a narrow coping of slabs,old and broken, to keep off, in some measure, the sun and rain. Thedoors, when closed, do not fit aaainst this beam bv a good manv inches;and there is the same roughness inside. Rafters, coarse, unpainted,twisted, run across; a few shelves cling, as they best can, to the walls;liooks here and there, or nails, bear up part of the stock, but the wholeis a picture of utter untidiness and poverty which would ruin the hum-blest shop in any Enghsh village. A cobblers shop, yonder, next toan old arch, is simply the remains of a house long since fallen down,except its ground arch, which is too low for a tall man to stand in it.The prickly pear is shooting out its great deformed hands overhead;grass and weeds cover the tumbling wall. Beams, never planed butonly rough-hewn, no one could tell how long ago, form the door-post,sill, and lintel, against which a wooden gate, that looks as if it were

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tfrocers Stall iu Jeruaalciu. (tine page a05.) XXII.] JEEUSALEM. 307 never intended to be moved, is dragged after dark. A low butchersblock serves as anvil on which to beat the sole-leatlier; over the cave-mouth a narrow shelf holds a row of bright red and yellow slipperswith turned-up toes, and there are two other and shorter shelves witha similar display. Tlie master is at work on one side, and his starvedservant on the other, close to the entrance, for there is no light exceptfrom the street. The slippers of the two lie outside, close to them,and a jar of water rests near, from which they can drink when theywish. A few old, short boards jut out a foot or two over the slielf ofslippers above, to give a trifle of shade. There is no paint; no one inthe East thinks of such a thing; indeed, such dog-holes as most shopsare defy the house-painter. Arabs and peasants, on low rush stools,sit in the open air, before a Mahommedan cafe, engrossed in a gamelike chess or draughts, played on a lo


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bookid:holylandbible01geikuoft bookyear:1888 bookdecade:1880 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Geikie__John_C___John_Cunningham___1824_1906 booksubject:Bible booksubject:Palestine____Description_and_travel bookpublisher:New_York bookcontributor:Robarts___University_of_Toronto booksponsor:MSN bookleafnumber:446 bookcollection:robarts bookcollection:toronto

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