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 and African history timelines.*
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.
*If you are new to this series, visit my introduction to timelines.