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the birthplace of Muhammad and the holiest city of Islam (located in western Saudi Arabia)
  • You foot-worn pilgrim welcoming the far-away sparkle of the minarets of Mecca!
    Book 6 — Salut au Monde! (83% in)
  •, I hear the sound of the Hebrew lyre, I see the crusaders marching bearing the cross on high, to the martial clang of cymbals, I hear dervishes monotonously chanting, interspers'd with frantic shouts, as they spin around turning always towards Mecca, I see the rapt religious dances of the Persians and the Arabs, Again, at Eleusis, home of Ceres, I see the modern Greeks dancing, I hear them clapping their hands as they bend their bodies, I hear the metrical shuffling of their feet.
    Book 25 — Proud Music of the Storm (64% in)

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