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The Shaving of Shagpat; an Arabian entertainment — Volume 3   By: (1828-1909)

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In Volume 3 of this Arabian-themed adventure, the reader is once again swept away into a world of magic, heroism, and dark forces. The author's prose is rich and immersive, pulling the reader into the story and keeping them engaged from beginning to end. The characters are vibrant and multi-dimensional, each with their own motivations and flaws that make them feel real and relatable.

Meredith's world-building is impressive, creating a vivid and detailed setting that feels both fantastical and grounded in reality. The plot is fast-paced and full of twists and turns, keeping the reader on the edge of their seat as they follow the heroes on their journey.

Overall, Volume 3 of this series is a thrilling and captivating read that will appeal to fans of fantasy and adventure. Meredith's skillful storytelling and vivid imagination make this book a must-read for anyone looking for an exciting and immersive escape from reality.

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This etext was produced by Pat Castevans and David Widger

THE SHAVING OF SHAGPAT

By George Meredith

AN ARABIAN ENTERTAINMENT

1898/1909

BOOK 3.

Contents:

THE LILY OF THE ENCHANTED SEA STORY OF NOORNA BIN NOORKA, THE GENIE KARAZ, AND THE PRINCESS OF OOLB THE WILES OF RABESQURAT THE PALACE OF AKLIS THE SONS OF AKLIS THE SWORD OF AKLIS

THE LILY OF THE ENCHANTED SEA

Now, after the cockle shell had skimmed calmly awhile, it began to pitch and grew unquiet, and came upon a surging foam, pale, and with scintillating bubbles. The surges increased in volume, and boiled, hissing as with anger, like savage animals. Presently, the cockle shell rose upon one very lofty swell, and Shibli Bagarag lost hold of it, and lo! it was overturned and engulfed in the descent of the great mountain of water, and the Princess Goorelka was immersed in the depths. She would have sunk, but Shibli Bagarag caught hold of her, and supported her to the shore by the strength of his right arm. The shore was one of sand and shells, their wet cheeks sparkling in the moonlight; over it hung a promontory, a huge jut of black rock. Now, the Princess when she landed, seeing not him that supported her, delayed not to run beneath the rock, and ascended by steps cut from the base of the rock... Continue reading book >>


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