By Larry Gonick
An enjoyable and informative illustrated guide that makes international historical past available, appealing, and humorous.
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And Nur? It would be risky to go to her place tonight, of all nights, what with the investigations and suspicions that are bound to ensue. _ EIGHT He pushed the Sheikh's door, met no resistance, entered, closed it behind him, and found himself in the open courtyard where the palm tree towered, as if stretched upward into space as high as the watchful stars. What a superb place for hiding, he thought. The Sheikh's room was open at night, just as it was by day. There it stood, pitch-black, as if waiting for his return, and he walked towards it quietly.
It wasn't she who whipped you at the bottom of the staircase. " Escaping his pursuers, Said then slipped into the circle of Sufi chanters gathered round Sheikh al-Junaydi, but the Sheikh denied him. " he asked. " He told him he was Said Mahran, son of Amm Mahran, his old disciple, and reminded him of the old days, but the Sheikh demanded his identity card. Said was surprised and objected that a Sufi disciple didn't need an identity card, that in the eyes of the mystical order the righteous and the sinner were alike.
That's right," said Said. " "You don't understand me. " "Don't be like that," he said, pleading. " Nur drank until she could hardly sit up. Her real name was Shalabiyya, she confessed. Then she told him tales of the old days in Balyana, of her childhood amid the quiet waters, of her youth and how she'd run away. " She frowned, but he went on. " Nur laughed so heartily that Said could see bits of parsley caught in her teeth. " she asked. "Yes. " She stared at him uncomprehendingly. " "Don't lie to me," Said snarled.
Cartoon History of the Universe, Volumes 1-7 by Larry Gonick