"No jackal, but Abu Hussein the father of cunning."
Abu Hussein, misnamed the Father of Cunning, drank from the river below his earth, and his shadow was long in the low sun.
The Inspector, who was not yet twenty-five, signified his assent in the usual manner, while Abu Hussein barked at the vast desert moon.
Abu Hussein, under the high bank, went about his night's work.
The pack flew off the barge in every direction, and, after gambols, dug like terriers at Abu Hussein's many earths.
"Henceforward I will give one dollar to the man on whose land Abu Hussein is found.
"Our Excellency," a man stepped forth, "on my land Abu Hussein was found this morning.
The hounds tore and sobbed at Abu Hussein's hearthstone, all unnoticed among the legs of the witnesses, and Gihon, also accustomed to laws, purred approval.
"Oh, Such an one; Son of such an one," said the Governor, prompted by the Sheikh, "learn, from the day when I send the order, to block up all the holes where Abu Hussein may hide on--thy--land!"
"An evil day for thee, Abu Hussein," he shrilled into the mouth of the earth.
He met her rounding his bends on grey December dawns to music wild and lamentable as the almost forgotten throb of Dervish drums, when, high above Royal's tenor bell, sharper even than lying Beagle-boy's falsetto break, Farag chanted deathless war against Abu Hussein and all his seed.
We sat in the parlor of Charley Roberts' pub in Apia, drinking long Abu
Hameds compounded and shared with us by the aforesaid Charley Roberts, who claimed the recipe direct from Stevens, famous for having invented the Abu
Hamed at a time when he was spurred on by Nile thirst--the Stevens who was responsible for "With Kitchener to Kartoun," and who passed out at the siege of Ladysmith.