Chapter XXV: The Lovers Meet Again and are Very Happy. Hajji Baba Sings. "Come, Hajji," said she, "banish all fear; no one is here but Zeenab, and if our luck is good, we may have the whole day to ourselves. I have barred all the doors; and should anyone come, you will have time...
Chapter XXIV: The Fair Zeenab Relates How She Passes Her time in the Doctor's Harem I learnt from my fair friend that she was the daughter of a Kurdish chief, who, with his whole family, including his flocks and herds, had been made prisoner when she was quite a child;...
Chapter XXIII: Hajji Baba Falls in Love At this moment she let her veil fall, as if by chance, and I had time to look again upon her face, which was even more beautiful than I had imagined. Her eyes were large and peculiarly black, and fringed by long lashes, which, aided by the collyrium with which they were...
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...

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