Light from the East

Light from the East

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...to our relief." "Then," answered Sadak, "blessed be my prophet, she is safe! But come, my daughters," continued their father, "you must not delay your escape; the fire makes hasty strides upon us. Come, my children, to my arms, and I will bear you through the flames: but first let us dip in the bath, lest the fire seize on our garments." As they passed the female baths, they dipped themselves in the basin; and the slaves followed their master's example. Sadak, arriving at the entrance where the flames had reached, resolutely took up his two eldest children, and carried them through the flames; then again returning, " I will either," said he, "rescue my youngest, or perish with her." His youngest fainted with fear as soon as her father had left her, and Sadak found her stretched on the ground, with but little signs of life. All the female slaves, following their master Sadak, had escaped out of the harem, except one faithful creature, who rather resolved to die with her young mistress than leave her exposed to the flames. Sadak snatched up his dear treasure in his arms, and commanded the faithful slave to take hold of his garment, and follow him through the flames. Happily the wind had turned the fire toward a different part of the palace, so that Sadak had less danger to encounter in the second effort than in the first. The resolute Sadak, having rescued his children, inquired of his slaves where they had conveyed his dear Kalasrade; but none could give answer to the question of their lord. The slaves were now all gathered together in a body; but four of their number were missing, besides those who continued with the son of Sadak on the plain. As little more could be rescued from the flames, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651419X
  • 9781236514196