hadj began suddenly to gesticulate with his thin, delicate hands and to look fiercely excited.
"We are going to the Ouled Nails," he said significantly to hadj.
hadj started as if he had been stung, and looked at Domini as if he would like to strangle her.
hadj was talking in a low voice, but Domini did not listen to him.
Farther on stands the forge of the fortress: "for the slippers for the horses," hadj Riffi explained.
"It will deafen Madame's ears if she gets nearer," said hadj, eagerly.
hadj Mukhtar Hilalli received us all three alone, as a matter of course, and led us upstairs to his best room.
hadj followed behind, shouting as if in a frenzy of passion.
The Syrian hadj was encamped on the south and south-west side of the mountain; the Egyptian on the south-east.
Domini looked at the house and at hadj, and wondered if it would be foolish to enter.
"pilgrimage to Mecca," from Arabic hajj "pilgrimage," from hajja "he went on a pilgrimage." Related to Hebrew haghagh "he made a pilgrimage, celebrated a feast," hagh "a gathering." One who has made it is a hajji.