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....
Hajji Baba Chapter XI: History of Dervish Sefer, and of the Two Other Dervishes I am the son of the Luti Bashi by a celebrated courtezan of the name of Taous, or the Peacock. With such parents, I leave you to imagine the education which I received. My principal associates, during my...
Hajji Baba Chapter X: He Makes a Soliloquy and Becomes an itinerant Vendor of Smoke My tobacco was of various sorts -- Tabas, Shiraz, Susa, and Damascus. It is true that I was not very scrupulous about giving it pure; for with a very small quantity of the...
Second Encounter For the record I do not care for Fan Fiction. I started writing fan fiction many, many years ago, but quickly learned that I would much rather create my own worlds, my own characters and bring them to life rather than dabble in other people's worlds. As my skill grew, I moved further and further away from...
Chapter IX: Hajji Baba in his Distress Becomes a Saka or Water Carrier The water which I had a moment before drawn from a filthy reservoir, I extolled as having flowed from a spring created by Ali in person, equal to the sacred well of Zem Zem, and a branch of the river which...
The Argument Before you read this short story I have to explain it's origins and the meaning behind it. This was written as a gift for my best friend. He's a huge Star Wars fan (as am I), and I love Aliens (as if anyone who reads my blogs can attest). At the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in 2015 we both Cosplayed and had our...
Chapter VIII: Hajji Baba Escapes from the Turcomans. The Meaning of 'Falling from the Frying-Pan into the Fire' Illustrated 'We shall soon see that,' answered the prince. 'Call the ferashes,' said he to one of his officers, 'and let them beat the...
Chapter VII: Hajji Baba Evinces a Feeling Disposition. The History of the Poet Asker I discovered what I had before suspected, that he was a man of consequence, for he was no less a personage that the court poet, enjoying the title of Melek al Shoherah, or Prince of Poets. He...
Chapter VI: Concerning the Three Prisoners Taken by the Turcomans and the Booty Made in the Caravanserei Their speculation in man-stealing having proved so unfortunate, they were in no very good humour with their excursion, and there was a great difference of...
Chapter V: Hajji Baba Becomes a Robber in His Own Defence, and Invades His Native City At length, after much discussion, it was agreed I should be their guide in Isphahan; that two men should ride close on each side of me, and in case I showed the least symptom of...

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