p the Nile, to Upper Egypt, as one of a party of seventy invited guests of the Khedive; twenty-three days of most exquisite pleasure, unmarred by a single adverse incident.
The next part of his programme was to visit Jerusalem, where he saw the unearthing of her antique grandeurs, sixty feet underground.
Stanley proceeded thence to Constantinople, where he wrote a long letter for the New York Herald, on the Crimea; and here he met, once more, his kind friend, the American Minister, Mr. Joy Morris, who presented him with a beautiful Winchester rifle, and gave him letters of introduction to General Ignatieff, General Stoletoff, and various Governors and Ministers in Persia.
Stanley now travelled through the Caucasus, where he found unexpected civilisation.
He rated highly the advantages which Russia's much-censured conquest of the Caucasus had brought in its train: warring tribes brought to peace, feuds and mutual slaughter stopped, local religions and customs respected, and an