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This lady's name was Zobeida, the porteress was Sadie, and the housekeeper was Amina. At a word from Zobeida, Sadie and Amina took the basket from the porter, who was glad enough to be relieved from its weight; and when it was emptied, paid him handsomely for its use.
"But listen, friend," said Zobeida, "if we grant your request, it is only on condition that you behave with the utmost politeness, and that you keep the secret of our way of living, which chance has revealed to you." Then they all sat down to table, which had been covered by Amina with the dishes she had bought.
After the first few mouthfuls Amina poured some wine into a golden cup.
"Let him stay," said Amina, who had before proved herself his friend.
This being settled, Amina brought in supper, and lit up the hall with a number of sweet smelling tapers.
Zobeida and Amina made some difficulty about admitting the new comers, and Sadie knew the reason of their hesitation.
When they had finished Zobeida rose from her seat, and, taking Amina by the hand, she said to her, "My sister, our friends will excuse us if we seem to forget their presence and fulfil our nightly task." Amina understood her sister's meaning, and collecting the dishes, glasses, and musical instruments, she carried them away, while Sadie swept the hall and put everything in order.
Shortly after Amina entered carrying a seat, which she put down in the middle of the empty space.
At these words Amina fetched a lute from a case of yellow satin and gave it to Sadie, who sang several songs to its accompaniment.
Amina struck a few chords and then broke into a song, which she sang with so much ardour that she was quite overcome, and sank gasping on a pile of cushions, tearing open her dress as she did so to give herself some air.
Avec son devouement et son amour du metier, Amina Rachid a inscrit son nom en lettres d'or au pantheon des artistes marocains [beaucoup moins que] immortels [beaucoup plus grand que].
During her years at the Moroccan radio, Amina Rachid met and worked alongside famous Moroccan artists, including Hamidou Benmessaoud, known as Amidou, Hmadi Tounsi, Abderrazak Hakam, Brahim Ahmed Soussi, and Mohammed Thami Gherbi.