Excerpt from The Tennesseean in Persia and Koordistan: Being the Scenes and Incidents in the Life of Samuel Audley Rhea Various persons in Asia and America, noting an example so worthy of grateful remembrance, have for two years past given much time to provide materials for this work. The reader may now follow this young Tennesseean to the inner fastnesses of almost pathless mountains. Adventures among robber chiefs in border wars will attract the young. The more thoughtful will ponder the fate of empires and vanity of life, as they follow the track of Xenophon, Alexander and Cyrus, or muse in the hollow tomb of Nineveh. Christians, it is believed, Will catch fresh inspiration from a soul so capable of responding to the call, Come up higher. They will never weary of looking into the struggles, pangs, joys, agonizing wrestlings and glorious victories of this fellow-soul. The name rhea is already written upon the map of East Tennessee. It is written on hearts in Persia, and' shall yet be written on the banners of many of God's embattled hosts. 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.