The Wanderer in Arabia

The Wanderer in Arabia

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...subject of it was explained to us. Aboo Keleh had proposed that they should demand of the Ingleez five piastres per camel for the halt there that day, and Salameh had opposed the demand. Aboo Kel.eh had done his best to incite those of his own party to join him in making the travellers pay--" They had not travelled," said he, "and the agreement at Nahkl was, that they should pay this sum for any day they stopped, except Sundays and two at Petra." Salameh represented that the Ingleez had ordered the camels to be kept near the camp, and that they had been ready to start after two hours' delay, and that they had only stopped all day because the camels had been sent off so far. Salameh carried all the others with him, and the old chief seemed ABOO KnLnn's WARRIOR nus. 189 to give up the point. This conduct told in their favour. After all, the Teeaha men were not such rogues as had been represented, and the friends of my childhood and the cousins of Antar were good men and true. Arab honour was still bright and shining. We went down with the Sitteen to Aboo Keleh's fire and his circle, to make up matters with him, and sooth the irritated chief. He gave us coffee in the. quaint little cups--once white, now much blackened by time and smoke--as was the small, old, broken-spouted coffeepot of the same material, and he related to us some of his exploits in war. He was a man of more than common physical power--as the Arabs acknowledged he was in his better day--his hands being of immense size, and his arms long and powerful, with great muscular development.--Beshara was a man of much personal strength, heavyand large boned--but Aboo Keleh, though shorter, was of larger frame. He wore a heavy old sword in his...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236564472
  • 9781236564474