The Days of Abd-El-Kader; A Tale of Algeria

The Days of Abd-El-Kader; A Tale of Algeria

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...their descent. "You see, Eulalie," he said, "all we have to do is to hold on to this bush and swing down to the next, and so on until we reach the bottom. I will go first, and you will see how easily it is done." Oswald started, and reached the shore of the stream safely, though nearly out of breath. Then Eulalie started; she got along well until about half way down, when a small bush she had grasped came up by the roots, and the little girl rolled with it almost to the place where Oswald was standing. She lay there insensible, and Oswald feared she would never awake. He brought water in a folded leaf and bathed her face, and forced some of it between her pale lips, and after a time she revived and looked about her. "How came I here?" she asked. "You rolled part of the way down the mountain, and I feared you were killed." Oswald ran to the river, and, replenishing his cup, placed it to the little girl's parched lips. "Oh, the delicious water!" she said. "Allah is good! Allah is great, and Mohammed is his prophet!" "God is good; he has answered our prayer. Oh, Eulalie," said the boy, looking up at the rocky wall, "if we had known how it looked from here, we would never have attempted to come down; we would have staid there and died of thirst." "And hunger; oh, I am so hungry!" "Now we will go to the fig tree," said Oswald cheerfully. Feebly Eulalie arose, and they went up the stream until they reached the tree, and found it full of rich, ripe fruit. Oswald climbed into it, and shook the branches as well as he could, with his feeble strength, and Eulalie gathered and ate, the color returning to her face as she did so. Oswald, too, was refreshed and...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236541820
  • 9781236541826