The thief was one upon whom they had bestowed hospitality, a sort of faquir who are one and all impostors, if not rogues.
Remember him who came only last month—the faquir with the tortoise?'
He is like Bababec's faquir, who sat in a chair full of nails, pour avoir de la considration.
Speak freely, for we priests—' That last was a direct plagiarism from a faquir by the Taksali Gate.
The faquir paid not the slightest attention, but continued holding out his tongs with the dish at the end of it.
Only, the second faquir, whom the Sahibs beat senseless, was the man who came to search thy bulkhead at Lahore.
What manner of faquir art thou to shiver at a little watching?'
There was a faquir by the Taksali Gate who had just this gift and made money by it, especially when cursing silly women.
They would have dubbed him faquir and have foisted him to a pillar of holiness had he cared to let them.
A man with a blood-feud, and his foe hard after him, may sleep in safety at a faquir's grave.