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This Elibron Classics booklet is a facsimile reprint of a 1912 variation by means of Veit & Comp., Leipzig.

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I’d know it anywhere. ’” In many ways, it hasn’t. Of course, I wasn’t in Yemen back in the first millennium BC, when Noah’s son Shem is said to have founded the capital city of Sana’a. But in many parts of the country, people are living exactly as their ancestors did thousands of years ago. They herd goats and cows; they grow wheat, pomegranates, and grapes; they travel long distances to fetch water. They live in simple square mud-brick homes. They paint themselves with nagsh for weddings. They pray.

We had a massive amount of food. Sabri even broke out one of his best bottles of white wine, which we drank warm. Wine was a precious resource in this dry country, where it was illegal to sell alcohol or to drink it in public. Non-Muslims caught drinking in public could be sentenced to up to six months in prison, while Muslims faced a year behind bars, plus (in theory) eighty lashes with a whip. So I was fortunate to be staying with one of the very few Yemenis with a wine cellar. Theo was impressed with Sabri’s largesse and told me that I was being spoiled.

Upstairs was the office of the mysterious Faris al-Sanabani, whom I still hadn’t met, as well as the office of Arabia Felix, the glossy magazine he owned in addition to the Observer. ” I asked, turning to my class. “What kind of role do you think it should play in society? ” The hand holding the marker trembled slightly, and I lowered my arm to hide it. Silence. I could hear the sound of water running outside in the courtyard, where a tall man was spraying the rows of flowering plants with a hose.

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