Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, in England
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1835 edition. Excerpt: ...the Hogg t-amily.---Talks English.--Makes mistakes and excites surprise. I ruouorrr it right to enquire much concerning the etiquettes of English dinners, lest I should make some fearful mistake in the one to which I was invited; and as I found that it was not necessary to withhold visiting until that event had taken place, I ventured to call at the house of my new friends. They lived in one of the great avenues leading from the city. I knocked freely until somebody came, for that I had observed was the best mode of not being oppressed with the indignity of waits ing; and when the servant, with looks of haste, anger, and amazement, opened the door, I found. that the. hour for so doing was fortunate; for when I asked for the master of the house, the slave said that he was not at home, but that his mistress and the young khanums. were. To get at. once into an European harem in this easy. manner was more than Icould have expected; and asli walked upn. tedious flight of-Flattery and paying uoniplimcnts. 1 Plato. stairs, Iliad full time to pull up my moustache, and to smooth down the stray hairs of my beard into their appointed places. I gave a0new pinch to my cap, put it well on one side, gave a fresh twist to my zoulfs, or curls, and pressed my shawl well over my hips. All this took place at the back of a huge thicklegged infidel, who every now and then looked behind him to see if I was following; and when we had ascended to a landing-plaee he stopped, and boldly asked my name. I did not like this, for I immediately recollected how the same leading question was asked me by the fierce attendants upon Sugarlips, and how soon after I was kicked down stairs by them for my pains. I therefore said, hurried as I was, in my own language, " Be...
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