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Examples of Clang
Dark faces grinned over the steaming pot at the door of the cafes, idlers on the benches smoked hasheesh, female street-dancers bared their faces shamelessly to the men, and indolent musicians beat on their tiny drums, and sang the song of "O Seyyid," or of "Antar"; and the reciter gave his sing-song tale from a bench above his fellows.
The fellah gave labour and taxes and backsheesh and life to the State, and the long line of tyrants above him, under the sting of the kourbash; the high officials gave backsheesh to the Prince Pasha, or to his Mouffetish, or to his Chief Eunuch, or to his barber, or to some slave who had his ear.
Lacey got up and put his head out of the window.
Suddenly there was a cry of fear and horror over his head, a warning voice shrieking: "The bridge is open-we are lost.
Their subject, as usual at the beginning of talk, was Horace Lord.
Nancy, however, approved the step he had taken, and said she would be content to know that all was well with him.