’The arch of the doorway was richly carved, but naturally I did not observe the carving very narrowly, though I fancied I saw suggestions of old Phoenician decorations as I passed through, and it struck me that they were very badly broken and weather-worn.
In another place was a vast array of idols—Polynesian, Mexican, Grecian, Phoenician, every country on earth I should think.
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The Phoenician alphabet is generally believed to be the ancestor of all modern alphabets.
One of those Phoenicians who assume all Waldenites are illiterate.