Lajla: A New Tale of Finmark

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G.P. Putnam's, 1888 - History - 281 pages
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Page 171 - And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.
Page 230 - ... the abode of Eblis ! come to me in the shape of the fiend of darkness, with the horrible star of the Acadtein on your forehead, with the head and tail of the infernal dragon on its disk ! Arise, Giafar, in the name of the patriarch Suleiman, the father of the Edheemi, who conversed familiarly with the birds of the air, and the wild beasts of the field ; instantly appear, and by the power you possess over the dead, call forth the spirit of the Sheik Abdallah, whose dwelling is in the breast of...
Page 102 - Marry her?" repeated Joseph, astonished, "marry her? I — your daughter?" " Who else ? have you not told her she was handsome? that you liked her? have you not behaved as though you wished her well, whenever you have spoken with her ?"
Page 97 - There are many mouths to feed on this so farm, you must know," said the ram; "they are going to kill you and eat you." "Are they?" said the pig. "Well, much good may it do them!" "If you are of the same mind as I, we will go into the woods and build a house and live by ourselves; there is nothing like having a home of your own, you know,
Page 63 - ... father or mother, must be left behind provided with food, in some miserable hut on the mountain, with the alternative of following later or else of dying, entirely alone.
Page 18 - A species of shoe much used by the Esquimaux, Laplanders, and others who inhabit those regions, where snow prevails for a great portion of the year.
Page 127 - ... by slipping a noose fastened to the end of a stick over the head, or knocked down one after another until all are killed. Their breeding habits are much the same as those of other members of this family ; when the love season arrives, the male is in his best plumage and puts on his best manners before his lady love, strutting about on the ground like a turkey cock...
Page 64 - ... cruelty or ingratitude on the part of their children. It is a sad necessity, and a fate which perhaps has befallen their parents before them.

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