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"I ran it through, even from my boyish days,
To the very moment that he bade me tell it;
Wherein I spoke of most disastrous chances,
Of moving accidents by flood and field,
Of hair-breadth 'scapes,
Of being taken by the insolent foe
And sold to slavery ; of my redemption thence
And portance in my travels' history."

-Shakespeare.

VOL. II.

SECOND EDITION.

LONDON :
HENRY S. KING & Co., 65, CORNHILL.

1872.

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[All Rights Reserved.] HERMANN AGHA.

PART II. (continued.) “ BEFORE we parted it was agreed between us that Moharib should meet me the next day at a ķaḥwah which I named in a back street of the town; and should there bring me Zahra's message.

He did so. It appointed the same place and time for the morrow as the day before.

And now began for me a period of happiness such as I had never known till then, nor have ever since. Though not daily that could not be, owing to hindrances arising sometimes from her family and her occupations, sometimes from mine, --my visits at the little door with the red mark, which, by the way, I took care to dull considerably, though not wholly to efface, were frequent; and the door

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