Donovan Pasha and Some People of Egypt

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Author: Gilbert Parker
Published: 1902
Language: English
Wordcount: 81,891 / 227 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 63.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 565
mnybks.net#: 5437
Origin: gutenberg.org

I could take the stories one by one, and show the seeds from which this little plantation of fiction sprang, but I will not go further than to refer to a story called 'Fielding Had an Orderly', the idea of which was contained in the experience of a British official whose courage was as cool as his wit, and both were extremely dangerous weapons, used at times against those who were opposed to him.

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rough the hospital, where goat's milk had been laid on for this especial day, smirked gently through the bazaar above his Parisian waistcoat.

But Fielding, as he rode on Selamlik Pasha's gorgeous black donkey from Assiout, with its crimson trappings, knew what proportion of improvement this "hankypanky," as Dicky called it, bore to the condition of things at the last inspection. He had spoken little all day, and Dicky had noticed that his eye was constantly turning here and there, as though looking for an unwelcome something or somebody.

At last the thing was over, and they were just crossing the canal, the old Bahr-el-Yusef, which cuts the town in twain as the river Abana does Damascus, when Dicky saw nearing them a heavily-laden boat, a cross between a Thames house-boat and an Italian gondola, being drawn by one poor raw-bone--raw-bone in truth, for there was on each shoulder a round red place, made raw by the unsheathed ropes used as harness. The beast's sides were scraped as a tree is barked

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"The book is to be commended to all readers because it has originality of theme, vivacity of style, and more than a touch of that mysterious Oriental coloring which acts as a solvent upon our latent incredulity, and makes these stories throb and glow with the vitality of actual life." -- Prof. HARRY THURSTON PECK in the New York American.


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