Wanderings in Arabia Volume 2

Wanderings in Arabia Volume 2

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ... would not immediately find my pibtol in the dark; aud so it was.--Now the Emir's man stood again at the gate, beating and calling loudly to be admitted: and the porter went like a truant to open. "What has happened?" quoth the officer who entered. "They have stripped the Nasrany."--" Who has done this?" "It was the Kahtany, in the beginning." "And this fellow, I answered, was one of the nimblest of them!" The rest had fled into the hostel building, when the Emir's man came in. "Ob, the shame! (quoth the officer) that one is robbed in the Kasr of the Emir; and he a man who bears letters from the Sooltan, what have you done? the Lord curse you all together." "Let them, I said, bring my clothes, although they have rent them."--" Others shall be given thee by the Emir." The lurkers came forth at his call from their dark corners; and he bade them, " Bring the stranger his clothes: --and all, he said to me, that they have robbed shall be restored, upon pain of cutting off the hand; wellah the hand of anyone with whom is found aught shall be laid in thy bags for the thing that THE EMIR'S OFFICER 145 was stolen I came to lead thee to a lodging prepared for thee; but I must now return to the Emir: --and (naming them) thou, and thou, and thou, do no more thus, to bring on you the displeasure of the Emir." They answered, "We had not done it, but he refused to say, La ilah ill' Ullah."--"This is their falsehood!--for to please them I said it four or five times; and hearken! I will say it again, La ilah, ill' Ullah."--Officer: "I go, and shall be back anon."--" Leave me no more among robbers."--" Fear not, none of them will do...show more

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  • Paperback | 124 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 236g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236555147
  • 9781236555144