He remembered how he and caid used to smuggle a couple of fifths aboard for the moon-run.
It is the place of residence of the caid and the chief seat of Arab commerce.
After dinner the caid came and smoked two or three pipes, drank coffee, and wished us adieu in a most gracious manner.
This we found in a house belonging to a son of the caid of Biskra.
I saw only one of the ladies, the wife of the caid, the last survivor out of some five or six.
"Shabah is the caid of Amara," replied Batouch with dignity.
Seated with him we found the great man of the district, the caid, making a morning call.
The house of the caid was clean and airy, and characterized by a certain barbaric taste.
We arrived duly at Sleeman, where the caid had everything prepared very comfortably for us.
It is the residence and office of the sheikh, or chief of the douar: several douars united form a tribe, governed by a caid.