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Опе might think Ье would order the опе to ~ Ье silent while the other pleads (ог whз1 Ье claim5to Ье his right: but по - Ье lets tbem talk both at tlle same time, outshout еасЬ other, зпd only occasionally steps (п \vith а little word Ьеге and а question tllcre - Ьс immediately submerged in their passion- :Не згрJn~(?П!S: h,c фуез in. and ~eenljngly retreats. only 10 cut in
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152 ТНЕ "OAD ТО МЕССА again a'little later witb ап appropria.te remark. It is ап entranc- ~ng spectacle, thi5 adaptation оС the judge's оwn mind а геат- ity so conflictingly intcrpreted Ьу two angry шen: not 50 тисЬ а scarch for truth io а juridical sense as (Ье slow unveiling of а hid- den, objective rезlitу. Тпе amir арргоаспез this goal Ьу fits and starts, dra\\'s out (Ье truth, as if Ьу athin string. slowly and ratiently, almost imperceptibly both plaintiffand defendant - until (Ьеу suddenly stop, look at еасп other in puz:zlement, and realize: judgment has Ьеео delivered - а judgment so obviously just шаг it rcquires по fшthег explanation .. , Whereupon опе of the two stands ир hesitantly, straightens his абауа and tugs his ers1while орропеш Ьу thc sleeve in ал almost friendly тап- пег: 'Соте' - and botl1 retreat, still somewhat bcwildcred and а! the затпе time relieved, mumbling the blessing of реасе over the amir. 'Пте scene is wonderful, а real piece of ап: а prototype, it seems 10 те. oCthat fruitCul colJaboration bctweenjurisprudence авс justice \уЫсЬ io Westem сошts and рагйашепв is stiН in its infancy - Ьи! stands here in aII i18 perfection in the dusty market square before tbecastle of an АтЬ amir . . . Ibn Musaad, reclining indolent1y аgains! the mud wall, takes up (Ье next еше. His face, strong, furrowed,look:ing out of deep- set еуев \\'ЫсЬ \varm and pierce, is the face of а real leader оС теп •. а masterly reprcseotative ofthe greatest quality ofhis тсс: сопипоп sense of (Ье Ьeзrt. Some of (Ье others present obviously feel ,!-siriill.ar admiratiol1. А тап sitting оп the ground before те - ni iS а beduin оС (Ье tribe of Harb and опе of the aтir's men-at-arms - crалеs his neck вр toward те with а smile оп his face: . 'Is Ье по! like that sultan оС whom МоtannаЫ says, 1 met Ыm 1i--hen Ilis gleaming sк'Ord }\'QS sheotlled, 1 sa\~' Ыm 1~"/,en it streamed 1vit/r ЫОod, Alld al\~·oJ's /ound him Ьеп о/ оП mankind: Ви, best о/ a/I in Ыm ""OS still his поЫе mind . . . ! н does not strike те as incongruous Ьeзr ап unlettered bed- uin '1uote verses of а great ЛrаЫ~п ро,е! \vbo lived in the tenth century - certainly not asincOngruous as it would Ьауе Ьееп to hear а tJavarian peasant quote Goetlle or ал English stevedore
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вывгт AND FLESH 153 William Blake or Shelley. Рог, despite (Ье more general spread of education in the West, the high1ights of Westem culture are not геаНу shared Ьу the average European ог American - while. оп the other hand, уегу wide segments of uneducated and some- times еуеп ilIitcrate Muslims do share consciously, daily. in the cultural achievements oftheir past. Just as this beduinhere has Ьсеп аЫе to саll to mind ап арргорпаге verse from Mutannabi iIlustrate а situation ofwhich Ье was а witness, тапу а ragged
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