Antar; A Bedoueen Romance Volume 3

Antar; A Bedoueen Romance Volume 3

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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. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...like a base coward. How is this, said 188 THEIR CONVERSATION. Maadi Kereb, you are bound to me, 0 Hidjar, by an ancient covenant. Ay, said Hidjar, by the lord of Zemzem, and the sacred wall, if you listen to my advice; otherwise, I must fight you with my sword and my spear. Maadi Kereb stared in amazement in Hidjar, s face, for he knew not what had happened. But the Chief Hidjar related every circumstance about Antar, describing his liberality and courage, and how he had taken him prisoner, and delivered him over to Shiboob, and how he had set him at liberty on his taking the oath, and I assure you, continued he, O Maadi, were Antar to give me this day his camels, I would tend them; and were even mountains to turn on me I would encounter them; and if, O Maadi, you can submit yourself to what I have submitted, make a contract with me on this point, and be one of Antar's adherents, else, come on to the fight and the combat, and away with all dissimulation. Maadi Kereb was in great consternation, and his rage blazed the more. Eh, then, O Hidjar, he cried; hast thou entirely disgraced all thy race on account of Antar? Away with such folly, said Hidjar, for I will not permit you to speak thus of Antar; he is superior to all mankind, male and female, and in this age is Antar unequalled; for, to engage a thousand horsemen, or ten thousand horsemen, or a single one, is all the same to him; and his soul aspires to nothing but conquest over all the Arab warriors. I used to think myself the knight of the universe till I en MAADI KEREB GAINED OVER. 189 gaged him; but in him I perceived prodigies; and as soon as he made me prisoner, Shiboob gave me protection, and assured me of security, and Antar set me at liberty, as if I had never entertained any...show more

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  • Paperback | 90 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 177g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236782224
  • 9781236782229