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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VII SUFFRAGETTES OF THE HAREM Asleep, I gradually became conscious of a low murmuring song, and opened my eyes to meet those of my little slave Kondje." "May the day be aThis historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1909. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... VII SUFFRAGETTES OF THE HAREM Asleep, I gradually became conscious of a low murmuring song, and opened my eyes to meet those of my little slave Kondje." "May the day be a happy one to you, glorious Hanoum," she said when her eyes met mine. "Is it late?" I asked. "The magnificent sun has been at his pleasure-giving task for some time now. My mistress's sister gave me orders not to let the daylight make you heavy with sleep; for you are going out with her before the heat begins. That is why I have been coaxing your spirit back to your body with my song." "Did you have to coax it long?" I asked, smiling at the Oriental superstition against awakening any one suddenly. They believe that the soul leaves the body during sleep, and wanders in other lands. "Yes, young Hanoum. It must have gone far away from here, and where the flowers blossom their prettiest; for a pleasant smile was on your lips. Now your body and spirit are together again, and here is your coffee while I go to make ready your bath." I looked at my watch. It was a quarter to six. In harems one goes to bed early and wakes up early again. Perhaps this is the secret of the beauty of the Eastern women. As I was sipping my coffee, I remembered that to-day I was to go with Houlme" Hanoum to the meeting of advanced Turkish women. My coffee finished, and my bath and my toilet, I went to the window to look at the east in its morning glory. A heavy rain had fallen in the night, and the beflowered nature that met my eyes was a very clean and fresh one. It looked like a Turkish Hanoum coming from her morning bath. And this loveliness alone was left from the rain: the thirsty earth had drunk every drop of the water. As I looked through the latticed window, my eyes roamed first down to the gay Bosphorus plashing at t......

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ISBN : 9781151549730
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Number of Pages : 44 Pages
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