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A Ride Across Palestine

In Tales of All Countries, Second Series, 1863. Originally published in The London Review, Jan. 5, 12, 19 1861, under the title: The Banks of the Jordan.

Mr. Jones journeying alone in Palestine, welcomed the companionship of a young traveler who begged to accompany him. After several days together they were overtaken by an elderly man of no uncertain temper who made it known that he was the guardian of the young traveler, and that nothing short of marriage between the companions would satisfy him. Mr. Jones was much chagrined that he had not discovered for himself that the young person was a girl, masquerading as a young man.