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I think it true, and sadly true, that a man with a vice which he is able to satisfy easily and habitually, even as another satisfies a virtue, may give up the wider actions of the world and the possibilities of his life for the pleasure which his one vice gives him, and neither miss nor desire those greater chances of virtue or ambition which he has lost.
I feel Soolsby here at times so sharply that it would seem he came again and was in this room, though he is dead and gone.
Only Nahoum Pasha had noticed his arrested look, so motionless did he sit; and now, without replying, he bowed gravely and deferentially to Kaid, who rose from the table.
He would not have dwelt upon the incident, he would have set it down to the curiosity of a woman of the harem, but that the face looking out was that of an English girl, and peering over her shoulder was the dark, handsome face of an Egyptian or a Turk. Self-control was the habit of his life, the training of his faith, and, as a rule, his face gave little evidence of inner excitement.
Now, as he felt the secret joy of these dark spirits surrounding him-Achmet, and High Pasha, who kept saying beneath his breath in thankfulness that it was not his turn, Praise be to God!-as he, felt their secret self-gratulations, and their evil joy over his prospective downfall, he settled himself steadily, made a low salutation to Kaid, and calmly awaited further speech.
Whether it was diamond-dust or Achmet's thin thong that stopped the breath, it mattered not; it was sure.