The Adventures of Hajji Baba, of Ispahan, 第 2 卷

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John Murray, 1824 - 387页
 

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第273页 - Calling away his troops, and retreating himself at a quick pace, he exclaimed, " Curses be on their beards ! Curse their fathers, mothers, their ancestry, and posterity! Whoever fought after this fashion? Killing, killing, as if we were so many hogs. See, see, what animals they are ! They will not run away, do all you can to them. They are worse than brutes ; — brutes have feeling,— they have none. O Allah, Allah, if there was no dying in the case, how the Persians would fight!
第301页 - Ay, as a stone," answered one of my ruffians. " Carry her away, then," said the voice. " To hell yourself," in a suppressed tone, said another ruffian; upon which my men lifted the dead body into the taboot, placed it upon their...
第299页 - They seemed to drag their victim between them with much violence, whilst she was seen in attitudes of supplication, on her knees, with her hands extended, and in all the agony of the deepest desperation. When they were at the brink of the tower her shrieks were audible, but so wild, so varied by the blasts of wind that blew round the building, that they appeared to me like the sounds of laughing madness. We all kept a dead and breathless silence : even my five ruffians seemed moved — I was transfixed...
第298页 - It is not done. To which ensued an awful silence. I had hoped that all was over, and that I should have been spared every other horror, excepting that of conducting the melancholy procession to the place of burial ; but no, the deed was still to be done, and I could not retreat. On the confines of the apartments allotted to the Women in the Shah's palace stands a high octagonal tower, some thirty...
第300页 - T but perhaps it was an illusion of my brain. I hung over her in the deepest despair, and having lost all sense of prudence and of selfpreservation, I acted so much up to my own feelings, that if the men around me had had the smallest suspicion of my real situation, nothing could have saved me from destruction. I even carried my phrensy so far as to steep my handkerchief in her blood, saying to myself, ' this, at least, shall never part from me!' I came to myself, however, upon hearing the shrill...
第280页 - ... wounded in a desperate manner; and had it not been for the river between us, not a man of them would have been left to tell the tale. You will say all this, and as much more as you please...
第282页 - Write ten to fifteen thousand killed," answered the minister: "remember these letters have to travel a great distance. It is beneath the dignity of the Shah to kill less than his thousands and tens of thousands. Would you have him less than Rustam, and weaker than Afrasiab? No, our kings must be drinkers of blood, and slayers of men, to be held in estimation by their subjects, and surrounding nations. Well, have you written?" said the grand vizier. "Yes, at your highness's service...
第302页 - I walked mechanically after them, absorbed in most melancholy thoughts, and when we had arrived at the burial-place, 1 sat myself down on a grave-stone, scarcely conscious of what was going on. I watched the operations of the Nasackchies with a sort of unmeaning stare ; saw them place the dead body in the earth ; then shovel the mould over it ; then place two stones, one at the feet and the other at the head. When they had finished, they came up to me and said, " that all was done :" to which I answered,...
第283页 - Allah in his mercy impale on stakes of living fires !) dared to appear in arms to the number of fifty thousand, flanked and supported by a hundred mouths spouting fire and brimstone ; but that as soon as the all-victorious armies of the Shah appeared, ten to fifteen thousand of them gave up their souls ; whilst prisoners poured in in such vast numbers, that the prices of slaves have diminished one hundred per cent. in all the slave-markets of Asia." " Barikallah! Well done,

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