“When I was younger I wanted to learn Hebrew,” 23-year-old Palestinian named yamen told me recently in Amman, Jordan.
Until recently yamen had lived his entire life in Yarmouk, a Palestinian refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus.
When they reach the yamen, the “Man that knows the County” demands of them where their prisoner is.
If a man is beaten in the yamen, he can get over it in a fortnight.
Did you know that that same Chinaman, with the purple mark, is here at the yamen now?
His excellency says that his troops are upon the walls of the yamen ramparts.
From her he learned how to reach the yamen, and accordingly turned his footsteps in that direction.
His excellency says he will guarantee the safety of all within the yamen precincts.
At the second of five minutes I shall form the sailormen and march through this yamen until I find the missionary party.
Are you going to be able to hold the yamen against the Chinese?