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When the Muezzin Calls from the Tall Minaret

WHEN THE MUEZZIN CALLS FROM THE TALL MINARET

Mahomedanism is deep-rooted in south and western Asia. Here, in a sunny court without a mosque some pious mullahs, or Moslem teachers, are standing at prayers among the shoes of the faithful who are congregated within. The Muezzin, an official appointed for the purpose, sounds his call to prayer five times a day, and then every face turns to Mecca that Allah may hear the appeal

Lordly Indolence Beside the Stream of Life

LORDLY INDOLENCE BESIDE THE STREAM OF LIFE

Dignity of presence and of manner the Arab possesses in good measure, but of the dignity of labour he has no idea. He deems it more consistent with his masculine importance to sit in stately indolence among his peers, enjoying the soothing influence of tobacco smoke cooled in the hookah set before him where he watches the activity of the rest of the human swarm