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

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But it will interpret only half the population. As if there were not puzzles enough, the women must needs come in, or rather fail to do so, and introduce problems that would vanish if they could be seen or talked about freely. They are present in a vague sort of way in the fields and railway stations. But what is going on inside that lump of dusty black cloth, that carriage whose shutters suggest that a commercial traveller.lurks cocooned, that other part of the house ? We have much information, from the Arabian Nights onward, but it arrives in so literary a condition that to me it never seems very real, and the HartIm presents itself less as a mystery than an emptiness. It seems the more unreal because the tiny glimpses I have had of domestic arrangements in those parts were not the least according to recipe, and nothing that I have read has illuminated them. No doubt they were exceptional ; one spends one's life among exceptions. But these other gentlemen, who write with such profusion and aplombwhat exactly were their glimpses ? Those European ladies with heavy faces who enter the Harem to dispense morality and quinine--to what extent are they capable of reporting what they hear ? When one visits a show interior, such as that of the House of Gamal-ud-din at Cairo, and sees the pretty little shelves, and peeps through the lattices into the street, one feels that the bird is indeed flown, and that by no possibility can its plumage or song be reconstructed. The abolition of slavery and the growth of industrialism are weakening the Harem system, so the problem may not be important practically. But the imagination abhors a void, and when the East is easiest it will suddenly reflect, ' But this is only half, and I cannot even remember that there is another half,' and will be humiliated.
Of the novels that have tried to fill the void by far the most convincing is Le Livre de Goha le Simple. The joint authors, Albert Ades and Albert Josipovici, are Egyptian-one of them a Cairene Jew-and they have produced a book that is certainly beautiful and possibly great. ` Je n'ai compris l'Orient, je ne l'ai vecu que le jour ou j'ai lu Goha le Simple,' writes Octave Mirbeau in his Preface, and, though some of us will suspect information

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