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Abercromby, John / A trip through the eastern Caucasus
(1889)

Contents,   pp. [xi]-xvi


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CONTENTS. 
CHAPTER IV. 
FROM GUM6K TO BOTLIKH. 
A Boy Guide-The Keuchar Valley--The First Sight of Gunib- 
Khot6ch and its Inhabitants-Pleasant Landscape-The Last 
Wishes of the "Incubus "-The Governor of Gunib-A 
Natural Fortress-Collection of Antiquities-The Kara Dagh 
Defile-The   Four Koisu Rivers-A      Toilsome Ascent- 
KhunsAk-Captain IvAnoff's Hospitality-Habits and Cus- 
toms of the Avars-Specimens of Native Axt-Horse-flies- 
Kharaki-Its Hospitable    Yaib-Native    Customs-Game 
Birds-Escape of a Prisoner-Intense Heat-Boys Bathing 
-Botlikh-Native Quarters      ...      ...      ... p. 81 
CHAPTER V. 
FROM BOTLIKH TO VOZDVIZHENSKOE. 
A Procession of "Rain-makers "-Hospitality of Count Pallar- 
The Prison-Native Customs-Trepanning-Fine Scenery- 
Caught in the Mist-Andi-Losing our Way-Bivouac-The 
Picturesque Khulkhulau Valley-A     Story of Robbery- 
Khorochoi and   its Inhabitants-The First Chechents- 
Wooded Landscape-Veden-Road Patrol-Ersen6i Posting- 
house - Precautions against Crime - Shalh - Dancing - A 
Handsome Woman-Fording the Argun-Vozdvizhenskoe- 
Horrible Quarters-Small-Pox-Akim's Adventures ... p. 110 
CHAPTER VI. 
FROM VOZDVIZHENSKOE TO BISO. 
Impenetrable Thickets-Fine Scenery-Travellers by the Way- 
Shat6i-Horses Straying-Getting Information-Within an 
Ace of a Fatal Accident-Osetan Traditions-Exchanging a 
Horse-Romantic Scenery-Towers-Lunch at Denkale- 
Itumkale-Maize    Dumplings-Physicking the     Natives- 
Bachik-Dancing-the Star8shind of Kii-Shavings in lieu of 
Cigarette Papers-Another Exchange of Horses-The Des- 
potic Uncle-Grand Scenery-Difficult Descent-Tieret- 
Towers-Picturesque Landscape-Jari-Snowy Peaks-Shatil 
-The Khevsurs-Primitive Chapel-KastAn-Church-Em- 
broidered IRaiment-The Summit of the Main Chain-Mag- 
nificent View of Snowy Peaks-Biso and its Inhabitants p. 141 


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