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A TURKISH LEGEND

From the November 1885 issue of The Christian Science Journal


A certain Pasha, dead these thousand years, Once from his harem fled, in sudden tears, And had this sentence on the city's gate Deeply engraven: "Only God is great!" So those four words, above the city's noise, Hung like the accents of an angel's voice. And evermore, from the high barbican, Saluted each returning caravan.