The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 34

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The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 34
Scarcity of Morals and Whiskey—Slave-Girl Market Report—Commercial Morality at a Discount—The Slandered Dogs of Constantinople—Questionable Delights of Newspaperdom in Turkey—Ingenious Italian Journalism—No More Turkish Lunches Desired—The Turkish Bath Fraud—The Narghileh Fraud—Jackplaned by a Native—The Turkish Coffee Fraud
 
 

This chapter may be considered rather politically incorrect. He rails at what he sees as a lack of morals amongst the Moors, citing the slave-girl situation and the sultans harem. He even provides what would be a market report for this trade if it occurred in the United States. The chapter also notes the lose of two of his preconceived notions of the Orient, the dogs of Constantinople and the luxury of a Turkish bath.

 

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