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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER IV - FOR THE MUSEUM'S SAKE

interested in his fellow-men, and there are moments when one feels him the ideal Oriental traveller. He is accommodating over bakhshish :` I found that in Baghdad a" little gift in the bosom made blind the eyes " ' ; and yet he can treat the Oriental respectfully. On one occasion he was entertained by some thieves :
` My difficulty of the previous day repeated itself, and not a man, old or young, would accept a gift from me : when I pressed them each said it would be a" shame "; and the shekh refused even tobacco. Just as we were going to mount the shekh came up to me and said, " Knowest thou how to write ? " I said, " Yes."-" Then," said he, " take thy pen and write in thy book this :` I and my camels nighted in the house of Sulaman ibn Khidr, shekh of the thieves, and when I rose and left him at daybreak, of all my possessions I had lost nothing except the service of Sulaman ibn Khidr.' " When I had rendered his words to the best of my ability I took out my knife and began to cut the leaf out of the book, stupidly thinking that he wanted to have the paper as a witness of his honesty towards his guests. But he stopped me saying, " Cut not, cut not ; keep the writing and thou shalt remember Sulaman." Then I realized that all he wanted was that I should not forget the most opportune service which he had rendered me, and that he had treated me as a friend and wished to be remembered as a friend.'

Indeed, Sir Wallis makes friends all over the East, who appear when most he needs them, and turn his career into an unending triumph. In practice it was probably a tousled compromise, like most careers, but he does not tell us so ; and when he does come a crash (as in the Rassam libel case) he carries it off with a swagger. Of his adventures on rafts and in caves ; of the old man who said Hu until he dislocated the traffic of Mosul ; of the lady in the same city whose garment was unwound by a dog ; of the stewponds of Abraham and Potiphar's wife ; of the Nile boatmen who grounded, and cultivated melons upon the mud unfil the river rose again ; of the parrot that cried, ' Damn the minor Prophets !'-of these and of other treasures the book is an inexhaustible mine ; while the archxologist will find in it a con venient resume of the excavations in Mesopotamia, together with

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