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The Hawk of Egypt

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Author: Joan Conquest
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 79,042 / 228 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 66.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,178
Added to site: 2005.12.14 11144
Genres: Romance, Audiobook

The story of a tragic love triangle, played out upon the desert sands.

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hbred camel or thoroughbred horse, take with you a couple of greyhounds and a dog or so from Billi, get right off the tourist track and let the red rascal out, and see if you don't have some fun before breakfast.

Only get off the tourist track, else you will have all the bazaar camels and ponies loping along behind you.

The only wild beast this afternoon for sale was a jaguar, black as ink, smooth as satin, short, heavy, with half-closed green eyes fixed steadfastly upon a plump white pigeon foolishly strutting just out of reach of the steel-pointed claws.

"Take her upon thy fist, O Master," said Abdul of Shammar, as he lengthened the jesses, the short, narrow straps of leather or woven silk or cotton with which to hold the hawk. "See, she is well reclaimed, being tame and gentle and altogether amiable. When thrown, she is as a bullet from a rifle, binding her quarry in high air even as a man holds his woman to his heart upon the roof-top under the stars. She is full summed"--and he ran h



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