Ishmael the Yezidee

Ishmael the Yezidee

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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. 1864 edition. Excerpt: ... walls and the floor of the guest-chamber. There were the skins of the wolf and the bear, and many other smaller animals; while the handsome indented horns of the ibex formed striking ornaments to the otherwise unfurnished walls. Both Nathan and the Yezidee were good sportsmen, and entered into the excitement of the chase with great spirit. Japheth, also, was quite in his element as their constant attendant, whether on foot or on horseback; and great was the success that crowned their efforts. Such exercises by day, and the pleasant evening meetings in the garden or the guest-chamber, so fully occupied the mind of Ishmael and his companions, that Melek Dunka was almost forgotten. His name was seldom mentioned by any of the family, for it only brought with it painful associations; and his non-appearance at the hospitable residence of Yusuph was no source of regret to any of its inmates. But where was the Melek all this time? and was he as forgetful of the happy family party at Lezan as they seemed to be of him? Assuredly not. And we will go back to the day when he so abruptly disappeared, and tell a little of his proceedings. In his rude but strong castle, situated many miles from Lezan, and near the settlement of a division of the Tekoma tribe of Nestorians, sat Mahmoud Aga, the chief of a portion of the Pinianski Koords, who were then noted as a very lawless and sanguinary race, and who had made many and cruel incursions into the district of their Christian neighbours. Probably Mahmoud was meditating either on some recent exploit of this nature, or was contemplating some future marauding expedition, for his brow was dark, and his expression stern and moody, as he reclined on a mattress spread on the floor, with embroidered cushions to lean on....show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236624580
  • 9781236624581