Around the World on a Bicycle: From Teheran to Yokohama by Thomas Stevens

By Thomas Stevens

A vintage account of the Victorian journalist who trigger on his bicycle world wide. the 1st half, quantity 1, From San Francisco to Teheran, can be to be had on ISBN 978-1847780393.

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Stagno informs me that the telegraph-^ee is looking forward to my arrival, and is fully prepared to accommodate me over night and, furthermore, that all along the line the people of the telegraph towns are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the Sahib, with the marvellous Aradan is vehicle, of which they have heard such strange stories. ; reached about five o'clock the road leading into the village is found excellent wheeling, enabling me to keep the saddle while following at the heels of a fleet-footed ryot, who voluntarily guides me ; to the telegraph-^/iana.

Plastered with a coat of thin yellow mud from head to foot, chilled through and through, and shivering like a Texas steer in a norther, feet cut and bleeding in several places from contact with the sharp rocks, and no clean water to wash off the mud With the assistance of knife, pocketand handkerchief, sundry theological remarks which need not be ! reproduced here, I finally succeed in getting off at least the greater The discomfort is portion of the mud, and putting on my clothes. the agreeable warmth of the after-glow mind and body, and with the disappearance of the only of temporary duration exhilarates both difficulty to the rear ; comes the satisfaction of having found it no harder to overcome.

Inquisitiveness is seen almost bristling from the THE START FROM TEHERAN. 19 and flowing folds of his sky-blue gown, but his overwhelming sense of his own holiness forbids him holding anything loose sleeves like a as he lengthy intercourse with an unhallowed Ferenghi, and, much would like to know everything about the bicycle, he goes way without asking a single question about it. Shortly after parting company with the sanctimonious seyud, I encounter a prosperous-looking party of dervishes. Some of them are mounted on excellent donkeys, and for dervishes they look exAs I ride slowly past, they ceptionally flourishing and well to do.

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