The Story of Jewad; A Romance

The Story of Jewad; A Romance

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...'Look, 'Abdu-'llah, denialis impossible for thee, thou hast assuredly found a hidden treasure; declare where it is, else is there no escape for thee, for I will slay thee cruelly.' 'My master, ' replied I, 'I have indeed found a hidden treasure; but though you were to cut me into pieces, small even as my ear, it is impossible and inconceivable that I should disclose it. Still, I shall make a compact with you to send, so long as I live, a thousand sequins a day to the royal treasury; if you consent not, and insist on being shown the cavern, your slave is prepared for death and all manner of torture. There is no need of further speech.' The King pondered, and I made sure of death; but he agreed, and gave into my hand a note in his own writing declaring that I should not be troubled or molested either by himself or any other. Ten years passed, without any negligence in my performance of the contract. "'Although I was in affluence, Durr-Dana was never absent a single moment from my mind; not only did I not marry, but though I had numberless fair slave-girls, the thought never occurred to me that there were women and allurements to love in my establishment. One night, between the two hours of worship, while I was sitting still, a woman, in an old veil and ragged dress, came into my house, and kissed my hand. I said to her, 'Daughter, what seekest thou?' She replied, ' My master, pray come from the room, for I have somewhat to say to you.' When we had passed into a private apartment, she threw off her veil and cloak, and came and sat beside me. What did I see?--she was a lovely beauty, such as the painter, the imagination, were powerless to portray; in a moment she overcame me, and drove the image of Durr-Dana from my mind. 'My master, ' said she, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 42 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123663926X
  • 9781236639264