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After the Fray: The Smiling Victor and His Prize

AFTER THE FRAY: THE SMILING VICTOR AND HIS PRIZE

Having successfully repulsed the onslaughts of the attacking parties, the triumphant rider has gained the starting-point with the "ball" in his possession. Here he pauses, his hands clutching the trophy, his short-handled whip — a valued article, no whit less formidable than the Cossack nagaika — between his teeth, while he is vociferously acclaimed victor, and is rewarded with a silk handkerchief

Methods of Ceremonial Lustration as Practised by Moslems

METHODS OF CEREMONIAL LUSTRATION AS PRACTISED BY MOSLEMS

In Islam are enjoined two degrees of ablution — the Ghost, or immersion in water of the whole body, and the Wodhu, or Abtest, the washing, after a prescribed manner and to the accompaniment of appropriate prayer, of the parts of the body usually exposed — hands, arms, face (including mouth and nostrils), head and feet. Where water is unprocurable, the use of clean sand is permissible