By Henry Fitzgerald Heard
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When left alone her brother, however, sought his usual relief of self-whispering. He was taking up and out a strain of thought that had evidently been flowing for some time, "Fantasy is a relief. The fairy-tale has its place. The wise man is surely he who knowing that all ultimate truth is myth or only to be stated so, orders his mind by distracting it from the hard fact of defeat by turning it deliberately to wishful fantasy. " He had actually turned to the bookcase to take out again the volume of Ibn Barnuna, when the sound of the Evensong Cathedral bell interrupted him.
Even the Islamic Itinerist is not historical, being only an ad hoc author who covers with equal enterprise hut slightly different outlook the journeys of the famous Abu-Abdallah Mohammed, surnamed ibn-Eatuta. The Black Fox 1 CANON, YOU TOO ARE TAKING A TURN. " "A Miltonic notion of hell! But, really, I do not recall ever experiencing a more suffocating night. And were we not of what friend Trollope calls The Cloth, I'd wager that the atmosphere in my Palace is still more dense than that in your residence.
The bell rang for tea and his sister as she handed it to him in her sitting < room where he generally took it, noticed that he seemed less tense than for some considerable time. He even began to speak to her about his current work. "I think during the rest of the winter I might settle down to a tractate on the Arabian Globe-trotter. " Perhaps, as in post-hypnotic patients, the remark was a ra- tionalization to explain or excuse to the patient his irrational subconscious urge, perhaps the source of the drive lay elsewhere.