Persian Children Of The Royal Family; The Narrative Of An English Tutor At The Court Of H. I. H. Zillu's-sultán, G.c.s.i. by Wilfrid Sparroy

Persian Children Of The Royal Family; The Narrative Of An English Tutor At The Court Of H. I. H…

byWilfrid Sparroy

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1902. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III A HOME WITHOUT A WIFE WHEN I was in Persia the most frequent question that came to my hand by post was: "What are you having to eat at your end of the world ?" and I was rated soundly by my friends because of my remissness in not making epistolary capital out of my culinary experiences. I excused myself then by pleading the impossibility of paying a literary tribute to my food, since I had fallen into the Persian habit of taking a nap after tiffen, and of going to bed as soon as I had discussed my supper; "and surely," I added," you would not expect me to wax eloquent on an aftertaste?" But the excuse was flung indignantly back to me. The truth is, when we Firangis are grown accustomed to the Persian life, we do not think it worth the effort to give shape and colour to our impressions by putting pen to paper. It is more comfortable to rejoice inwardly that our balance, amid the topsy-turveydom of our surroundings, has been restored by the kindly hand of custom; we prefer to chew the cud of meditation as the Persians do, and we will until the end of our stay be warned to evade the enthusiasm that would spur us into correspondence; for when a Firangi catches the Oriental fever, his gusto for writing is speedily swallowed by "a yawning figure of interrogation leaping over its own full stop." Now the daily round, so long as I was content to abide within the Court circle, kept pace with the sun. I would rise at six, take a header into the tank, drink a cup of tea without milk, and be ready at seven to saunter to school in the Divan-Khdne, preceded by my two soldiers bearing the books and writing materials. These would be laid aside at midday, when the Persians take to themselves the nahdr, the first substantial meal of the day. Mine, during the six weeks ...

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Title:Persian Children Of The Royal Family; The Narrative Of An English Tutor At The Court Of H. I. H…Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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