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‘AT Orsova, there was the Danube again. It was nearly a mile broad now, but im­me­di­ately west it swirled and boiled through the nar­row moun­tain de­file of the Kazan — the Caul­dron — which is only 162 yards across. Since I had turned my back on it at Bu­dapest, this in­sa­tiable river had gorged it­self with the Sava, the Drava, the Tisza, the Maros and the Mo­rava, and a score of lesser­known trib­u­taries. A lit­tle way down­stream from Orsova, in the mid­dle of the river, the small is­land of Ada Kaleh di­vided the cur­rent. Plumed with poplars and mul­ber­ries, the line of the wooden roofs was sud­denly bro­ken by a shal­low dome and a minaret.’

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