The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 55


The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 55
Rebellion in the Camp—Charms of Nomadic Life—Dismal Rumors—En Route for Jericho and The Dead Sea—Pilgrim Strategy—Bethany and the Dwelling of Lazarus—"Bedouins!"—Ancient Jericho—Misery—The Night March—The Dead Sea—An Idea of What a "Wilderness" in Palestine is—The Holy hermits of Mars Saba—Good St. Saba—Women not Admitted—Buried from the World for all Time—Unselfish Catholic Benevolence—Gazelles—The Plain of the Shepherds—Birthplace of the Saviour, Bethlehem—Church of the Nativity—Its Hundred Holy Places—The Famous "Milk" Grotto—Tradition—Return to Jerusalem—Exhausted
An Epidemic
Charge On Bedouins
The Dead Sea
Grotto of the Nativity
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Submitted by scott on

25 Sept SLC and companions departed Jerusalem, 8:00 a.m., for a two-day side trip, camping that night near Jericho.
26 Sept SLC and companions departed Jericho, 2:00 a.m., visited the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, camping that night at Mar Saba.
27 Sept SLC and companions departed Mar Saba, 3:00 a.m., visited Bethlehem and returned to Jerusalem at noon.

Submitted by scott on

I don't know just where Twain was along the Jordan River nor where along the banks of the Dead Sea.