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Thcro poems to bo little going on
mu.il circles of late, but there
m,1( h talk, among musical people,
the marvelous cure of Miss B ,
e hicrh contralto singer, who has
n.T suffered from a severe throat
Jr bronchial affection, superinduced
.- Catarrh m the Head, and who
t3 loen perfectly cured by the
;o of Pr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy,
lulled with the use of Dr. Pierce's
ilihn Medical Discovery. For
! bronchial, throat and lung affec
ts, and lingering coughs, the " Dis-
very 13 an unequaiea remeav.
'."hen complicated with Chronic
ra-al Latarrh, its use should be
niplcd with the use ef Dr. Sage's
atarrh Remedy. Of all druggists.
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Will S. Faris in Ladies' Home Journal,
THE MAN WIIO READ
When the wealthy merchant who was
the father of Aba-er-It.ib.man Al-Iskan-
derani died, the son, fecliug great grief at
his loss, retired from the world. He neither
had any dealing with other merchants nor
leld social intercourse with his friends.
rle bemoaned himself when he arose and
vhen he went to rest, and found his only
Holace in study.
After a while he forgot even his great
rief in the accumulation of knowledge,
ind finally became convinced that he was
.nore thoroughly read, wiser, better in
formed and more highly accomplished than
iny other man alive, and that it was at
least a sin of omission to keep all this wis
lom shut up within his own brain. Hav
ing communed with himself for a space, he
resolved to write a series of instructive
narratives and read them aloud to arsons
whose opportunities had been less than his.
And .having carefully prepared a con-
ueuseu iu.sr.ory oi Arabia, couched in sim
ple language, he called together all his
slaves, servants and attendants, poor creat
ures who had never before had any in
struction whatever, and having advised
them that he was about to improve their
minds, began to read aloutL
!So deeply interested in his own perform
ance was he that only the fading light of
the lamps, in which the oil had burned
low, aroused him. He looked alxut him.
The slaves whom he had permitted to seat
themselves were most of them lying flat,
resting upon each other's knoes, curled up
in corners, fcvery eye was tightly shut,
and those who had the habit were snoring
His first reading had but one auditor
.as -Arxi-er-ttanman arose m his wrath, a
sound of tumult fvll npou his ears. The
slaves had left the gates unfastened when
they came to partake of this their first
intellectual feast, which had had all the
effect of opium upon their senses. Rob-
Iwrs had entered and plundered the bouse.
the police had just discovered the fact, and
according to the law of Cairo, the house
bolder who had placed such a temptation
before t he weak and sinful was arrested
and heavilv liucd.
Abd-er-Kahman had lost n great deal of
money by this his tirt venture as an in
structor of mankind, and had suffered not
a few pangs of wounded vanity lesides.
However, these wore poor, ignorant slaves,
weary with toil. Perhaps he had been
foolish to choose such an audience. The
next reading should liea very different one.
In pursuance of this resolution he made
preparations for a great entertainment in
the most fashionable manner, invited bis
most elegant and wealthy friends and
wrote what he believed to be a most
charming story, in which he proved, by
means of the most thrilling incidents, the
truth that the most powerful men on earth
must of necessity repose all their trust in
Almighty God; and which he proposed to
read to his guests after they had d,one jus
tice to his feast, as the speeches and other
intellectual good things come in after a
Meanwhile four distinguished looking
strangers foreigners had called upon
bim, requesting invitations to his enter
tainment: not for the sake of its meat and
drink and good company, but because of
their great desire to hear that wonderful
reading which was to follow. The delight
ed Abd-er-Kahmau extended them every
courtesy antl introduced them, tinder the
fine names and titles that t hey gave, to all
his friends. Moreover, he placed them on
his right hand and directed most of his
conversation to them.
Finally the feast was over. The manu
script, wrapped in an embroidered napkin,
was brought to the host, and he began to
read what he had written. To his horror,
as at intervals he cast his eyes over t he
company to note what effect he had pro
duced, he saw one after the other pass
gently into the Laud of Xod. They did
not sprawl and snore as the slaves had
done, but such dignified repose as the pas
tor of many a church has the opportunity
of observing every Sunday feil upon them.
All were listening intently with folded
arms and bent heads and closed lids, save
the four strangers, who sat lolt upright,
all their eight eyes fixed upon the coun
tenance of the reader.' This fact was balm
to the afflicted soul of Abd-er-Rahman.
And having concluded his tale and re
ceived the usual tokens of oriental ap
plause, he complimented these gentlemen
on the superiority of their intellect.
"It was the thrilling interest of the tale
which held us," said the eldest. "May we
be permitted to linger in your company for
awhile in order to enjoy your conversa
Auu-er-iianman expressed himself as
highly honored, and proceeded, assisted by
bis servants, to arouse his sleeping guests
anu dismiss tueui; in fact, he civilly turned
them out of his house and returned to 9eek
the four wise men. Alas! they were miss
ing, and with them had vanished a service
of gold set with gems, which had adorned
the table, and all the silver used, save one
flat salver, on which the robber chief. Al
Harran, had written thanks for his good
dinner and the trouble the learned gentle
man had taken to entertain him. lu fact,
Abd-er-Hahman bad had for his guest the
arch chief of the orient and three of his
' In haste be rushed to the chief of the jani
zaries to make a complaint, but only got
himself into trouble for having harbored
such a criminal under his roof, was fined
and bastinadoed and much reviled. More
over, he had offended every friend he had
by his abrupt dismissal of his guests. No
one would sjieak to him, and he was very
wretched. However, he so greatly desired
to give his readings that it occurred to him
that he would no longer remain a bachelor:
he would marry a wife.
Naturally children would arrive. In time
he would have an audience all his own, de
lighted that he, the head of the house, so
condescended to them. As he wished bis
wife to be a woman of mind and expert
ence he chose the widow of a very learned
and distinguished man. All might have
been well but that Abd-er-Rahman con
ceived the idea of reading a narrative on
the occasion of bis wedding feast, and un
luckily carried it out.
Alas! the bride's uncle slept before he had
finished thre j sentences; the bride's father
followed suit. One after the other tha
guests dropped off more or less peacefully.
and the only person who remained awake
was a relative of the bride, the black sheep
of the family. Unfortunately Abd-er-Rah
man bad chosen for his tale the life of a
wicked young man, and the listener chosa
to consider it an offense, a moral lesson ci
rected personally to himself, and just as
the innocent and injured Abd-er-Rahman
arrived at tfce concfuuon cJT his narrative.
wuicu uenverea tne wicked hero to just
punishment, the enraged youth drew his
sword, rushed upon him and sliced off his
ear. But for prompt interference on the
part of the servants Abd-er-Rahman would
have been assassinated; and again applica
tion to those in authority resulted in new
troubles for the story teller, who was rep
rimanded and fined for having insulted a
family of high position by dragging its
skeletons to the light of day, and the youth
who had assumed a cap never intended for
him was esteemed a hero.
However, domestic felicity was now his.
Fatima sided with her husband, believed
his tale, sorrowed for his injuries and
prayed him to read to her every day. There
fore, duriug his convalescence, Abd-er-Rahman
prepared the most important of
his works, setting forth the whole duty of
a wife to her husband in the form of what
be believed to be a light and amusing nar
rative, with an occasional oasis where the
laughter necessary to the weak feminine
mind might come in appropriately.
Fatima sat down to listen to this story,
on a cushion at her husband's feet. Be
tween them was a chafing dish full of hot
coals, for the day was chilly. After having
glauced occasionally at Fatima, to see that
her great black eyes were wide open, Abd-er-Rahman
became lost in his reading.
Suddenly a smell of smoke and undue
warmth about the lower limbs aroused him
to the fact that his Fatima had fallen asleep
and that her vail had dropped among Jthe
coals of the chafing dish.
While extinguishing the clothing of his
bride, Abd-er-Rahman did not observe that
the chafing dish was overset. He saved
Fatima'9 life, but his dwelling and all that
it contained were destroyed- However,
Fatima was very cunning, she declared
to her husband that the interest she felt in
the erring wife, who was the heroine of tl e
tale, was so excessive that she had actually
swooned away. Sleep! Not she, while he
honored her by a private reading. This
delicate flattery touched Abd-er-Rahman's
heart. He vowed she should be his sole
and only wife, which in a land where a
gentleman may legally have as many as he
can afford was an unusual compliment;
and when a new home had been prepared
he set himself to the completion of a tale
that should excel anything ever before
When it came to the reading, Fatima ex
pressed delight, but prudently requested
to Ik- permitted to stand before bim while
be read. This she did, hoping to remain
awake; but, alas! the soporific influence of
the new narrative was so great that the
poor wife, unable to resist it, went to sleep
standing, fell and broke several of her
lnes. However, her desire to please her
husband was intense, and while lying upon
her couch awaiting the healing of her in
juries sue requested" lum to write and read
to her something suitable to her condition.
To this lie assented; and having concocted
:m essay on the good effect of suffering
upon women, and the evil that too much
bappiuess was sure to occasion, he pro
ceeded to read it to Fatima, who bad suf
fered too much pain of late to sleep sound
ly, and who was greatly exhausted. The
tale was divided into three events, or chap
At the end of the first Fatima was
wrapped in sluniber. As she had bidden a
faithful slave to declare her wide awake,
but speechless with interest, her spouse
read on until the conclusion, when the at
tendant physician arrived. Alas! he found
Fatima iu so deep a sleep that nothing
could rouse her. And, as she slept steadily
for three days and three nights, the worthy
doctor felt it due to himfrelf to accuse Abd-er-Rahman
of having bewitched his wife.
The penalty was very severe, and the only
way in which his wife could free him from
the false acc.isation was to tell the truth,
the whole truth aad nothing but the truth
about his readings.
Abd-er-Rahman only saved his bead by
the sacrifice of all his pride and vanity.
But Fatima was very acute and very anxi
ous to make her husband happy. Once
alone with him, she declared that the mat
ter of the tale was wildly interesting, but
that his voic?, so soft and dulcet .".nd re
fined, and hi.-t manner so calm and sooth
ing, induced repose, and she advised him
to have his admirable narratives read aloud
bv some harsh voiced slave in his presence.
A.bd-er-Rahman took his wife s advice
which she contrived to twist iuto a compli
ment and filled his kiosk in the garden
with guests, placed an educated slave in
their midst, reclined upon his cushions and
bade him proceed.
The first sentences were certainly tine.
He congratulated himself on being their
author. He placed his head iu a more j
comfortable position, and in a moment
more was sound asleep. When he awoke,
the kiosk was empty of all but himself and
the slave, who, with the last lines of his
master's narrative rolled across his finger,
was sleeping peacefully.
Terror, mortification, rage and sorrow
now possessed the unhappy author. And
having lieaten the poor slave awake he
rushed into his bouse to find his guests
dispersed about it, evidently quite at home,
eating what they chose, drinking what they
liked and generally laughing at him. t la
ally discovering a certain man actually giv
ing an imitation of his readings, he rushed
upon him, and iu his rage wounded him so
severely t hat he died. For this he was ar
rested. The fact that the man had intrud
ed iuto his harem being brought forward
by the wise Fatima, who claimed that she
bad called upon her husband to drive him
forth, saved Abd-er-Rahman's life. But
as the guest was a man of high position,
vengeance was necesssary. All that the
poor fellow jiossessed was confiscated, and
he found himself destitute and forlorn,
wandering in the streets of Cairo, his only
companion his faithful Fatima.
it was at this period that a great man of
the town, afflicted with insomnia, offered
a large reward to any physician who could
restore to him the blessing of slumber.
Fatima, bearing of this, sought the great
man's residence and implored him to per
mit her husband to read one of his narra
tives to him.
The fame of these soporific entertain
ments had spread through Cairo, and Fa
tima' s request was granted.
Abd-er-Rahman took bis seat beside the
invalid's bedside armed with his latest pro
duction, entitled "What Avails Wealth if
Health Forsake a Man?" and in half an
hour bad done what all the doctors in the
land had failed to accomplish. The great
man slumbered sweetly.
On awakening he appointed the now
humbled Abd-er-Rahman to be his chief
reader, and as long as he lived the latter
held that position, bound to read to his
employer every night a new and original
At last he bad obtained an audience. He
was invaluable to a man who found it dif
ficult to slumber. Mary Kyle Dallas in
New York Ledger.
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