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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER I - SALUTE TO THE ORIENT!

herding grey, unwieldy buffaloes, brown sheep, or munching camels. Along the dyke moved a scarce intermitted procession of country people, of camels, oxen, mules, but chiefly asses, in clouds of dust made warm by the declining sun. Shocked by the inelegance of the rustic scene, Mabruk Effendi tried to read.'
` Camels, oxen, mules, but chiefly asses.' This is neither great writing nor a great landscape, but-Le voila ! We can greet it, for it is true, and so is the psychology of Mabruk Effendi. If we place such a passage against any products of the dahabiyeh school we shall learn the difference between the real East, however quiet its tone, and the faked East, which is often sumptuous and skilful, but which exists to be the background of some European adultery. The faking began long ago. Cleopatra was the original excuse, and the Emperor Augustus (wanting to keep the Egyptian corntrade in his own hands) pretended that the country would corrupt his pure-hearted Romans, and forbade them to land without a permit. It is a long cry from Virgil to Mr. Hichens, but the germs of the exotic fallacy may be found in the eighth book of the AEneid. Adultery in the East is no more universal than the mummies with which writers of the dahabiyeh school entwine it. Cancel it off against sin in England, and pass on.
The above quotation is from The Children of the Nile, by Marmaduke Pickthall, a writer of much merit who has not yet come into his own. He is the only contesnporary English novelist who understands the nearer East, nor is he challenged outside England except by the isolated masterpiece of MM. Ades and Josipovici. He has written novels about England also, and their badness is instructive : he appears to be one of those rare writers who only feel at home when they are abroad. As a pose such an attitude is common, but can easily be detected by the scorn with which the poser always treats tourists, Oriental Christians, and Levantines generally ; they are on his nerves, because they remind him of the civilization to which he really belongs ; unadulterated Islam will alone suit him, and he returns to Paris or London to say so. Pierre Loti and Claude Farrere both provide examples of such snobbery ; the latter's L'homme qui assassina pretends to interpret Stamboul, but never ceases nagging at Pera. Whereas Mr. Pickthall is much too serious to be scornful ; though Islam

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