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

does not know this, nor does Iskender, because while romancing about the gold he has come to believe that it exists. Their tour is delightful, but when they arrive at the Valley of the Kings, in whose gorge the treasure should be seen, the country is as flat as a pancake. ` Are you a liar ? ' inquires the Englishman in cold and terrible tones. Iskender weeps. Give him a few moments, he pleads, and the gold will come ; and in a few moments a troop of Bedouin ride out of the hills and take the pair prisoner. The Englishman understands everything now .:. treachery ... the Old Residents were right . . . and because he feels a fool he is transformed into a fiend. After much misery and muddle the captives return to civilization, the Englishman ill, Iskender distraught with-grief, and worsening his position each time he tries to explain it. The West is to blame, we feel ; why cannot the Englishman see what has happened ? He does half see it, but he is ill and angry, he is bored, and he abandons his Salute to the Orient before it has been completed.
` Oh, yes, I suppose I forgive you, and all that ! Only I don't want to speak to you or see your face. You've got to be a kind of nightmare to me. I daresay I misjudged you ; I don't pretend to understand you ; in some ways you behaved quite well and honestly. Only I can't endure the sight of your face, the sound of your confounded voice. Get out, I tell you !'
These words might serve as the epitaph of much European sentiment towards the East. Were they nearly Mr. Pickthall's own epitaph ? Did he not almost abandon Iskender and all that he signifies, and return to efficiency and cocktails ? The Westerner is on his trial when the Oriental whom he has trusted lies to him. ` A lie is the limit,' he may think, and if he thinks it is, it is, and he had better turn back as soon as he sees the statue of M. de Lesseps at Port Said. Only he can go on who believes that there are different kinds of lies, and that those that are told in order to please a friend must be pardoned, however disastrous their consequences, and though their number be seventy times seven. The Valley of the Kings is written jokingly, but it is profound, and it will serve as a pocket Bible as far south as India.

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