Chapter XXII: Hajji Baba Asks the Doctor for a Salary, and of the Success of His Demand "A salary indeed!" exclaimed the doctor. "I never give salaries. My servants get what they can from my patients, and you may do the same; they eat the remains of my dinner, and they receive a...
Chapter XXI: He describes the Manner in Which the Shah of Persia Takes Medicine It seems that the king gave him the history of his complaints -- and of his debility, of his old asthma, and his imperfect digestion, but talked in raptures of the wretch's sagacity and penetration:...
Hajji Baba Chapter XX: He Succeeds in Deceiving Two of the Faculty, Getting a Pill from One and a Piece of Gold from the Other I accordingly stepped into one of the old clothes' shops in the bazaar, and hired a cloak for myself, such as the scribes wear; and...
Hajji Baba Chapter XIX: Hajji Baba Gets into the Service of the King"s Physician. Of the Manner he was First Employed by Him. "Their manners and customs are totally different to ours, that is true," replied Mirsa Ahmak, "and you may form some idea...
Hajji Baba Chapter XVIII: The Poet Returns From Captivity. The Consequences of it for Hajji Baba The Hakim was an old man, with an eye sunk deep in his head, high cheek bones, and a scanty beard. He had a considerable end in his back, and his usual attitude, when seated...
Hajji Baba Chapter XVII: He Puts on New Clothes, Goes to the Bath and Appears in a New Character When the bathing man at length brought me the looking-glass, as a signal for paying the bath, I detained him for the purpose of surveying, arranging my curls to twist up...
Hajji Baba, Chapter XVI: He Makes Plans for the Future, and is Involved in a Quarrel As soon as I was recognized by the courier, immediately the whole brunt of the quarrel, like a thunder-cloud, burst on my head, and I was almost overwhelmed by its violence. Rascal, thief, cheat...
Hajji Baba, Chapter XV: Hajji Baba Reaches Tehran, and Goes to the Poet's House The poet's house was situated in a pleasant quarter of the town, surrounded by gardens filled with poplars and pomegranate trees, and in a street through which ran a stream of water, bordered...
Hajji Baba Chapter XIV: Of the Man He Meets and of the Consequences of the Encounter He then groped up, from the deep folds of his riding trousers, a pocket handkerchief, in which were wrapped several lumps of cold boiled rice, and three or flaps of bread, which he spread before us...
Chapter XIII: Hajji Baba Leaves Meshed, is Cured of his Sprain and Relates a Story with a Moral. The farrier accordingly brought a pan of charcoal, a pair of bellows, and some small skewers: when they were red hot, I was placed on the ground flat on my facer, and...
Chapter XII: Hajji Baba Finds That Fraud Does Not Remain Unpunished, Even in This World He Makes Fresh Plans At length, when I came to myself, I found myself seated with my head against the wall on the side of the road, surrounded by a crowd gaping a my...
Boarding Action This story has a bit of history behind it. And a challenge to myself. I wrote this in the first person narrative, which is something that I have never done before. I wanted to see if I could pull it off, and I do believe that I did so successfully. Secondly it was written as a favor to a friend, Col. Oliver S....

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