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The Pacha of Many Tales

By Marryat, Frederick, Captain

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Title: The Pacha of Many Tales  
Author: Marryat, Frederick, Captain
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Classic Literature Collection
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Chapter I. Every one acquainted with the manners and customs of the East must be aware that there is no situation of eminence more unstable, or more dangerous to its possessor, than that of a pacha. Nothing, perhaps, affords us more convincing proof of the risk which men will incur, to obtain a temporary authority over their fellow-creatures, than the avidity with which this office is accepted from the sultan who, within the memory of the new occupant, has consigned scores of his predecessors to the bow-string. It would almost appear, as if the despot but elevated a head from the crowd, that he might obtain a more fair and uninterrupted sweep for his scimitar, when he cut it off; only exceeded in his peculiar taste by the king of Dahomy, who is said to ornament the steps of his palace with heads, fresh severed, each returning sun, as we renew the decoration of our apartments from our gay parterres. I make these observations, that I may not be accused of a disregard to chronology, in not precisely stating the year, or rather the months, during which flourished one of a race, who, like the flowers of the cistus, one morning in all their splendour, on the next, are strewed lifeless on the ground to make room for their successors. Speaking of such ephemeral creations, it will be quite sufficient to say, There was a Pacha....

Table of Contents
· Volume the First · Chapter I. · Story of the Camel-Driver · Chapter II. · Story of the Greek Slave · Chapter III. · Chapter IV. · Chapter V. · Huckaback · Chapter VI. · Chapter VII. · Manuscript of the Monk · Volume the Second · Chapter I. · Chapter II. · Third Voyage of Huckaback. · Chapter III. · Fourth Voyage of Huckaback. · Chapter IV. · Fifth Voyage of Huckaback · Chapter V. · Sixth Voyage of huckaback.


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