This," said one of them, "is apparently one of our Arab
brothers, who has rebelled against our ruler.
If against the present one any objection be raised on the score of its truth, it can only be that its author was an Arab
, as lying is a very common propensity with those of that nation; though, as they are such enemies of ours, it is conceivable that there were omissions rather than additions made in the course of it.
Your horses got as far as Ranelagh, when they darted forward like mad things, and galloped away at so fearful a rate, that there seemed no other prospect for myself and my poor Edward but that of being dashed to pieces against the first object that impeded their progress, when a strange-looking man, -- an Arab
, a negro, or a Nubian, at least a black of some nation or other -- at a signal from the count, whose domestic he is, suddenly seized and stopped the infuriated animals, even at the risk of being trampled to death himself; and certainly he must have had a most wonderful escape.
They had just been served with black coffee by the Arab
now officiating as the temporary servant of the club, though he was a figure already familiar, and even famous, as the old servant of the general.
When Morocco is in a state of war, Arab
couriers carry letters through the country and charge a liberal postage.
About ten the balloon anchored on the side of the Trembling Mountain, so called, because, in Arab
tradition, it is said to tremble the instant that a Mussulman sets foot upon it.
The Oriental fable of the poor Arab
who carried away from the pillage of palace a kettle at the bottom of which was concealed a bag of gold, and whom everybody allowed to pass without jealousy, - this fable had become a truth in the prince's mansion.
Here is the friendly Arab
who is to take this letter north for me, so good-bye, and God bless you for your kindness to me.
And thus it was that Achmet Zek, the Arab
, found him.
At Oran he spent a day wandering through the narrow, crooked alleys of the Arab
quarter enjoying the strange, new sights.
CAMEL-DRIVER, after completing the loading of his Camel, asked him which he would like best, to go up hill or down.
Near Toro are several wells, which, as the Arabs
tell us, were dug by the order of Moses to quiet the clamours of the thirsty Israelites.