Out-of-Doors in the Holy Land: Impressions of Travel in Body and Spirit (Paperback)
It is easy to find Palestine. It lies in the south-east corner of the Mediterranean coast, where the "sea in the midst of the nations," makes a great elbow between Asia Minor andEgypt. A tiny land, about a hundred and fifty miles long and sixty miles wide, stretching ina fourfold band from the foot of snowy Hermon and the Lebanons to the fulvous crags ofSinai: a green strip of fertile plain beside the sea, a blue strip of lofty and broken highlands, a gray-and-yellow strip of sunken river-valley, a purple strip of high mountains rollingaway to the Arabian desert. There are a dozen lines of steamships to carry you thither; ascore of well-equipped agencies to conduct you on what they call "a de luxe religiousexpedition to Palestine.