Donovan Pasha and Some People of Egypt by Gilbert Parker Page 1 of 262

CONTENTS

A FOREWORD
WHILE THE LAMP HOLDS OUT TO BURN
THE PRICE OF THE GRINDSTONE - AND THE DRUM
THE DESERTION OF MAHOMMED SELIM
ON THE REEF OF NORMAN"S WOE
FIELDING HAD AN ORDERLY
THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE
A TREATY OF PEACE
AT THE MERCY OF TIBERIUS
ALL THE WORLD"S MAD
THE MAN AT THE WHEEL
A TYRANT AND A LADY
A YOUNG LION OF DEDAN
HE WOULD NOT BE DENIED
THE FLOWER OF THE FLOCK
THE LIGHT OF OTHER DAYS
GLOSSARY


A FOREWORD

It is now twelve years since I began giving to the public tales of life in lands well known to me. The first of them were drawn from Australia and the Islands of the Southern Pacific, where I had lived and roamed in the middle and late Eighties. They appeared in various English magazines, and were written in London far from the scenes which suggested them.

None of them were written on the spot, as it were. I did not think then, and I do not think now, that this was perilous to their truthfulness. After many years of travel and home-staying observation I have found that all worth remembrance, the salient things and scenes, emerge clearly out of myriad impressions, and become permanent in mind and memory. Things so emerging are typical at least, and probably true.



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