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Travels in Palestine, through the countries of Bashan and Cilead, east of the River Jordan; including a visit to the cities of Geraza and Gamala, in the Decapolis . e the tree, that yielded the timber,that made the cross. We did not enter here toA A o 358 VISIT TO THE CISTERNS OF SOLOMON. be numbered among the ** much veryer stocksthan the stump of the tree itself^ as he justlycalls those who fall down to worship the hole inwhich it stood, but pushed on with all possiblespeed ; yet, though we reached the gates withinfive minutes after sun-set, we had the mortifica-tion to find them closed. It now became necessary that the wardersshould obtain the express permission of thegovernor himself to open them for us, which,after our waiting about half an hour in the coldair, was granted, by the mere mention of mybeing an English traveller. As I had never yetpersonally seen the governor, nor even signifiedto him my arrival in a formal way, it could onlyhave been from the high consideration whichour nation enjoys in the East, that such a favourwas thus bestowed on a perfect stranger, withouta present of any kind being either given or pro-mised to insure it.. ( 369 ) CHAP. XIV. EXAMINATION OF THE INTERIOR OF JERUSALEM. Uanuary 25th. We began to prepare for ourdeparture to-day, but new obstacles arose toretard us. Mr.Bankes preferred using hiredhorses for his journey, but in the present state ofdiscord and agitation throughout the country,no one could be prevailed on to lend us animalsfor an excursion beyond the mere vicinity ofthe city. The Arab, whose son Mr. Bankes had releasedfrom prison, being well acquainted with thecountry east of the Jordan, offered to take us toTiberias by that route, on condition of our pur-chasing horses; and, as he assured us that hecould procure men from the Bedouin tribes inthe way, who would secure our safe passagethrough their territories, we were of opinion thatwe could not do better than accept his offer. He accordingly set out to seek for hors