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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...him that the expedition cannot take place without me. You know all that has happened; the maiden must not fall into his hands!" "Ah!" said Hassan, dolefully, "I see you are not yet fully aware into whose power you have fallen; if you think it possible to deceive him where a woman is concerned, you are mistaken. Besides, the only chance of leading him is by contradiction; perverseness is his first characteristic--recollect that: we mast be very cautious." "What, then, is to be done to save her? "said Osmond, despondingly. "Save yourself!" answered Hassan, who was a true Mussulman in his ideas of women. "What is a woman, after all? There are many women in the world; but you have only one soul--save that." Osmond perceived all the kindness of Hassan's feelings towards him, and, impelled by his desire to protect Ayesha and his fear that this grateful barbarian would himself be led into danger, entreated him, whilst he planned the safety of others, to think of his own, and not expose himself to Cara Bey's vengeance. "Fear not," said Hassan; "fear not forme: we know how to settle our own quarrels. Let it not be said that the stranger has been entrapped to meet his death by my means. I am a match for the traitor; he shall feel that the worm which he now spurns under his feet, can turn upon him. Save yourself--save those who are with you--and leave the rest to me!" By this time the servant returned with the hot water, when Osmond, having administered one of the powders, gave directions about preserving warmth, described how they would act, and desired that he might be called again after the lapse of a certain length of time. He then left the room and returned to his prison. Cara...
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