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- DescriptionThis 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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ... 320 SUCCESSFUL INTERVENTION. to rise up and salute him when he passed through the streets!' I went over early in the day to the English farm in the Valley of Urtas, beyond Bethlehem, about seven miles from Jerusalem, where the usual peaceful employments were pursued by the family residing there, who had been in way molested by the peasantry fighting around them. Othman el Lahham also came there and represented to me the impossibility of his again trusting to any Turkish promises or safe-conduct, after his own experience in former instances. Among the Arabs a 'betrayer of trust, ' or one who ill-treats a guest, is infamous; but the Turkish Pashas were torious for their treachery, in seizing their victims even at the very supper-table where they had been by invitation partaking of hospitalities designed to lure them on to their fate. The Arabs have had too many cases of treachery on the part of Turkish rulers to trust themselves in troublous times to their most solemn oaths. I, however, at last succeeded in inducing the Shaikh to consent to suspend hostilities and to obey the summons of his Government, on condition that I should myself see to it that the 'Aman wa Rai' (safe-conduct of the Pasha) was faithfully carried out . Early next day I repaired to Jerusalem and informed the Pasha of the fact that Shaikh Othman el Lahham had given me his word to obey the summons of His Excellency if a safe-conduct were granted, and also of my own assurance that it should be hourably respected if it was granted. DISTRUST OF THE SAFE-CONDUCT. 321 The Pasha was quite ready to issue this document, but w the Effendis of the Council--all well bribed by the rival chief Abu Gosh during his recent visit to town --were assembled in an adjoining room...
- Author(s)James Finn
- Date of Publication12/09/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectRegional History
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight259 g
- Width189 mm
- Height246 mm
- Spine8 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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