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Descriptive Geography and Brief Historical Sketch of Palestine

By Rabbi Joseph Schwarz, 1850

The Turkish Soldier's Meal.

The Pacha came once accidentally into the barracks at Akko, and heard in the kitchen a great quarrelling and disputing among the soldiers. He stepped furiously into the kitchen, and without asking the cause of the quarrel, he grasped the first soldier whom he could lay his hands on, and pitched him into the large kettle in which the food for the soldiers was prepared, and which happened then to contain boiling rice; after he had boiled for some time, he was taken out, and had to be eaten by his quarrelling comrades in the presence of the magnanimous Pacha. What a horrid meal!

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