The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 8

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The Innocents Abroad - Chapter 8
The Ancient City of Tangier, Morocco—Strange Sights—A Cradle of Antiquity—We become Wealthy—How they Rob the Mail in Africa—The Danger of being Opulent in Morocco
 
 
 

Twain wanted to find a land totally foreign to his experience. He found that in Tangier. I have attached images of the Letter Number Three to Daily Alta California. This takes three separate images on this page. McKeithan (1958) remarks that this letter is used in the book almost entirely as originally written.

 

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Submitted by scott on

Cleaned up the audio and enhanced the slideshow

Submitted by scott on

"Five days' journey from here--say 200 miles--are the ruins of an ancient city, of whose history there is neither record nor tradition. And yet its arches, its columns and its statues proclaim it to have been built by an enlightened race." Letter Number 3, Daily Alta California, August 31, 1867 (McKeithan, p29).

I'm wondering where this site is.