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By the Waters of Carthage Norma Lorimer

By the Waters of Carthage

Norma Lorimer

Published September 12th 2013
ISBN : 9781230341118
Paperback
84 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... I did not know what toMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... I did not know what to say, those eyes were so eloquently tragic, that hand so pathetically thin. Neither of us will ever forget you, I said- that is impossible, and I believe we shall find some way to help you. I caught Bachirs eyes. He came towards me. May I speak to you, he said, and advise you to say good-bye to Madame Ajeeb? Her servant is in the next apartment- she has come to look for her. Madame rose quickly. Good-bye, she said, it helps me to feel that I have two friends in the city. Bachir went with her as far as the door which opened into the next apartment. What passed between them I shall never know, but I saw Bachir put his hand in his pocket, and I have an idea that the dear man gave her some money in case she should need it for a bribe, and then he returned to us, his thin brown face expressive of absolutely nothing. t After that Jack and I did the museum, which contains a room full of beautiful Carthaginian jewellery and antique glass and coins--all amazingly interesting to any one who has seen just their doubles in Sicily and Greece as we have, for the Carthaginians had nothing of their own but money. I think they must have been rather vulgar people, avaricious, purse-proud, and unimaginative. On the way back from the Bardo we saw some snakecharmers, but I will tell you about them in my next letter. The days are getting much hotter, but there is always a lovely cool breeze in the afternoon. La petite Belge and her husband are to dine with me to-morrow night. Yours devotedly, Doris. chapter X H6tel Eymon, Tunis, May, i905. Dearest, To-day has been a day of smaller things, but of infinite variety. I feel as though I were gradually learning to read the East withBachiras my dictionary, but as you can imagine, ...