I was born in the year 1840 at Horiyeh, near Zagazig, in the Sherkieh.
Zagazig was reached the same afternoon, and though not so populous a place as Suez was much more alive and thrifty.
I was not to know it was written that I should spend the night in Zagazig; but such was the case.
The serious cases are sent to the Egyptian hospital at Zagazig, where they are looked after by native doctors.
At Zagazig, the railroad from Cairo unites with that from Alexandria.