I suspected him because he seems a stranger here, without other business than following us, which is not the way of the Arab who is honest, and also because he keeps the lower part of his face hidden, only his eyes showing.
Tarzan and Abdul found seats near the center of the room, though the terrific noise produced by the musicians upon their Arab drums and pipes would have rendered a seat farther from them more acceptable to the quiet-loving ape-man.
By the efforts they make, and the irregularity of their line, I should fancy that those Arabs are pursuing some one, instead of following.
A tremendous howl was heard from the Arabs, but, completely engrossed by the pursuit, they had not taken notice of the balloon, which was now but five hundred paces behind them, and only about thirty feet from the ground.
But for him we might carry on our 'trading' in safety and with great profit," continued the Arab.
Both were tall and bearded, and the exposure to sun and wind had given an almost Arab hue to the European's complexion.
Playing before one of the Arab tents was a little girl of ten--a black-haired, black-eyed little girl who, with her nut-brown skin and graceful carriage looked every inch a daughter of the desert.
There are some things dearer to an Arab, Jenssen, than money," returned the first speaker--"revenge is one of them.
But trees and bushes grow above many of these ruins now; the miserable huts of a little crew of filthy Arabs are perched upon the broken masonry of antiquity, the whole place has a sleepy, stupid, rural look about it, and one can hardly bring himself to believe that a busy, substantially built city once existed here, even two thousand years ago.
If these Arabs be like the other Arabs, their love for their beautiful mares is a fraud.
de Bragelonne, and with such inveteracy was it fought that a hundred and sixty Arabs were left upon the field, by the side of at least fifty of our troops.
Then followed the details of the expedition, and of the victory obtained over the Arabs.