Excerpt from The Autobiography of a Journalist, Vol. 2 of 2 At last an English gentleman named Rogers, who lived at Syra, an ex-ofiicer of the English army, offered to carry me over to Canea on his yacht of twelve tons, and take the consequences. I found the consulate, like the position in Rome, deserted, the late consul having been a Confederate who had gone home to enlist, I suppose, for he had been gone a long time, and the archives did not exist. There was nothing to take over but a ﬂag, which the vice-consul, a Smyrniote Greek, and an honest one, as I was glad to find, but who knew nothing of the business of a consul, had been hoisting on all fete days for two or three years, waiting for a consul to come. I was received with great festivity by my proteges, the family of the vice-consul, and with great ceremony by the pasha, a renegade Greek, edu cated in medicine by the Sultana Valide, and in the enjoy ment of her high protection; an unscrupulous scoundrel, who had grafted on his Greek duplicity all the worst traits of the Turk. As, with the exception of the Italian consul, Sig. Colucci, who arrived shortly after me, not one of the persons with whom I acted or came in contact in my oﬂicial residence survives, unless it may be the commander of the Assurance, an English gunboat which figures in the record, of whose subsequent career I know nothing, I Shall treat them all without reserve or injustice. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.