My first step was to tackle Ibn Sa'ud himself; at the conclusion of an evening interview I asked him bluntly whether he remembered the compact, to which he had agreed, and reminded him that the summer would soon be upon us. I remember, he replied, I have not for gotten, but I have been thinking that at this season you will experience much discomfort. Would it not be better that you should defer the project till after the summer when I will send you whithersoever you may desire 2 Besides with this affair of the blockade trouble at Kuwait I am anxious to have you with me to consult; but, of course, if you wish to go there is nothing to prevent it, and the camels are all ready to come in. Well, I said, it was arranged that I should go, and I thought no more of the matter believing that you had matters in train and would inlorm me when the preparations were complete. As regards the Kuwait affair you know it is fully settled and no further trouble will occur. I have given you my word for that but, 0 Hakim, it seems to me that perhaps you really do not wish me to undertake this journey. If that be so, tell me and I shall understand, though I am anxious to go in accordance with our agreement. Thus appealed to on a point of honour Ibn Sa'ud yielded with a fair grace and with an unconvincing assurance that it was only a con sideration of my own comfort that had deterred him from further proceeding in the matter. The camels would be sent for at once.
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Language - English
Author(s) - H. St. J. B. Philby
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9780331153002
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 2.3 cm
Page Count - 380
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