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CHAPTER NINE - NOAH'S ARK

`No, do not do that,' he said, hastily. `You do not know His ighness the Bey. He is changeable. If he knows the gold is here he will give orders for the cattle to be brought. Take the gold away, and he will not stir. And - and - he will be angry with me.'
`Ira principis mors est,' said Tapling, and in response to Duras' blank look obliged by a translation. `The wrath of the prince means death. Is not that so?'
`Yes,' said Duras, and he in turn said something in an unknown language, and stabbed at the air with his fingers in a peculiar gesture; and then translated, `May it not happen.'
`Certainly we hope it may not happen,' agreed Tapling with disarming cordiality. `The bowstring, the hook, even the bastinado are all unpleasant. It might be better if you went to the Bey and prevailed upon him to give the necessary orders for the grain and the cattle. Or we shall leave at nightfall.'
Tapling glanced up at the sun to lay stress on the time limit.
`I shall go,' said Duras, spreading his hands in a deprecatory gesture. `I shall go. But I beg of you, do not depart. Perhaps His Highness is busy in his harem. Then no one may disturb him. But I shall try. The grain is here ready - it lies in the Kasbah there. It is only the cattle that have to be brought in. Please be patient. I implore you. His Highness is not accustomed to commerce, as you know, sir. Still less is he accustomed to commerce after the fashion of the Franks.'
Duras wiped his streaming face with a corner of his robe. ,
'Pardon me,' he said, `I do not feel well. But I shall go to His Highness, I shall go. Please wait for me.'
`Until sunset,' said Tapling implacably.
Duras called to his Negro attendant, who had been crouching huddled up under the donkey's belly to take advantage of the shade it cast. With an effort Duras hoisted his ponderous weight onto the donkey's hind quarters. He wiped his face again and looked at them with a trace of bewilderment.

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