By Thomas Patrick Hughes
This can be the single complete Dictionary of Islam to be had in English being a cyclopaedia of the doctrines, rites, ceremonies, and customs including the technical and theological phrases of the Islamic religion.
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Bottle of water on her shoulder, was all she Directcarried from the tent of her master. ing her steps towards her native comitry, she wandered with the lad in the wilderness of Beer-sheba, which was destitute of springs. Here her stock failed, and it seemed impossible to avoid jjcrishing by hunger or thirst. She resigned herself to her melancholy prospects, but the feelings of the mother were more acute than the agonies of want and l^nable to witness her son's death, despair, she laid him imder one of the shrubs, took an affecting leave of him.