On January 25, 1890, Nellie Bly (pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) arrived back in NJ from a trip around the world in an attempt to break Jules Verne’s imaginary hero’s record of around the world in 80 days.
(Fits American history timeline and African history timeline.)
In Nellie’s account of her trip, she tells of the time her ship landed in Port Said, Egypt. A throng of boys with burros greeted the passengers, and each raced to get the attention—and money—of the visitors. Our story, “Gamal’s Burro,” is a snapshot of what might have happened to one of those boys.
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