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Examples of Passed
David received this letter as he was mounting a huge white Syrian donkey to ride to the Mokattam Hills, which rise sharply behind Cairo, burning and lonely and large.
Kaid ground out their lives like corn between the millstones.
Here a devout Muslim, indifferent to the presence of strangers, turned his face to the East, touched his forehead to the ground, and said his prayers.
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.
How often in Egypt this gesture and such words were the prelude to assassination, from which there was no escape save by death itself.
After looking round the room for a moment, the Prince came slowly over to Nahoum, and, stretching out a hand, stroked his beard.