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Lance of Kanana - Harry French



This dramatic story of an Arabian shepherd boy whose courage and cleverness help save Arabia from an attack by the Byzantine forces is a terrific romance that illustrates the life of the Arab Bedouins in the early seventh century. The boy delivers messages between the Caliph and his general, Kahmed, and later, spies on the Byzantine camp. The portrayal of a noble and courageous, but peace-loving Mohammedan boy is entertaining, but entirely fictional.

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watching the flocks
"OH, KANANA! OH KANANA!" CRIED THE OLD MAN, ANGRILY.


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Preface

Encircled by the fiery, trackless sand,

A fainting Arab halted at a well

Held in the hollow of the desert's hand.

Empty! Hope vanished, and he gasped and fell.

At night the West Wind wafted o'er the land

The welcome dew, a promise to foretell:

Hers this result, for which she bade him stand.

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