Ceuta and Melilla alone are worthy of consideration, and the former is the only one it might ever pay to fortify.
That does not entirely explain your presence in Melilla to-day.
About the aspect of the port of Melilla there is only one thing wholly admirable.
The Melilla port authorities supplied the name of that felucca and her destination—Sicily.
Bent upon checking piracy in that region they took possession of Melilla, which thenceforth became an important Spanish post.