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The Literature of Arabia

With Critical and Biographical Sketches

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Published: 1900
Language: English
Wordcount: 50,581 / 145 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.2
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 677
Added to site: 2006.06.21
mnybks.net#: 13572
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Criticism, Biography
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ourser, he asked, "Where did these animals, and particularly this superb horse, come from?" Then Antar, not willing to betray the imprudence of Semiah, declared that, as the Cathanians had left their horses behind them, he had seized them. Shedad was indignant, and treated Antar as a robber, reproached him for his wickedness, and after repeatedly telling him how wrong it was to rouse discord among the Arabs, struck him with his whip, with such violence as to draw blood. Then Semiah, distressed by the sight of this unjust treatment, took off her veil, letting her hair fall over her shoulders, took Antar into her arms and told all that had happened and how she and all the other women of her tribe were indebted to this hero for their honor and liberty. Shedad could not restrain his tenderness on learning the magnanimity of his son's silence. Soon afterwards King Zoheir, to whom this incident had been related, summoned Antar into his presence, and declared that a man who could exhibit such courage and generosity

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