But not to speak of the passage through the whole length of the Mediterranean, and another passage up the Persian Gulf and Red Sea, such a supposition would involve the complete circumnavigation of all Africa in three days, not to speak of the Tigris
waters, near the site of Nineveh, being too shallow for any whale to swim in.
mumbled Snider again, and then a half-forgotten picture from an old natural history sprang to my mind, and I recognized in the frightful beast the Felis tigris of ancient Asia, specimens of which had, in former centuries, been exhibited in the Western Hemisphere.
As we ran toward Delcarte, both Taylor and I were struck by the fact that the beast upon him appeared not to be mauling him, but lay quiet and motionless upon its prey, and when we were quite close, and the muzzles of our guns were at the animal's head, I saw the explanation of this sudden cessation of hostilities--Felis tigris was dead.
Wandering along the banks of the Tigris, they skirted a garden enclosed by a high wall.
There the finest fish in the Tigris were to be found, but fishing was strictly forbidden.
6: As they were being pursued, one of the Harpies fell into the river Tigris
, in Peloponnesus which is now called Harpys after her.
Here, then, is a puzzle for the learned," observed D'Artagnan, "until now they have never been able to agree as to the situation of Paradise; some place it on Mount Ararat, others between the rivers Tigris
and Euphrates; it seems that they have been looking very far away for it, while it was actually very near.
Fix not thy heart on that which is transitory; for the Dijlah, or Tigris
, will continue to flow through Bagdad after the race of caliphs is extinct: if thy hand has plenty, be liberal as the date tree; but if it affords nothing to give away, be an azad, or free man, like the cypress.
There was a place, Now not, though Sin, not Time, first wraught the change, Where TIGRIS
at the foot of Paradise Into a Gulf shot under ground, till part Rose up a Fountain by the Tree of Life; In with the River sunk, and with it rose Satan involv'd in rising Mist, then sought Where to lie hid; Sea he had searcht and Land From EDEN over PONTUS, and the Poole MAEOTIS, up beyond the River OB; Downward as farr Antartic; and in length West from ORANTES to the Ocean barr'd At DARIEN, thence to the Land where flowes GANGES and INDUS: thus the Orb he roam'd With narrow search; and with inspection deep Consider'd every Creature, which of all Most opportune might serve his Wiles, and found The Serpent suttlest Beast of all the Field.
It is a mixture of excellent opium, which I fetched myself from Canton in order to have it pure, and the best hashish which grows in the East -- that is, between the Tigris
and the Euphrates.
Ankara argues that the dam should be built for it would bring prosperity to the country's poorest region; by providing water for otherwise dry but fertile lands along the Tigris
Combined with the severe droughts that Iraq has been experiencing, Turkey's planned dams on the Tigris
and Euphrates rivers don't bode well for the future of Iraq's marshes.