A narrow street thronged with Arabs

TCD MS 10515 folio 120 verso

TCD MS 10515 folio 120 verso

He handed over the watch which was still obviously covered in dust, probably no attempt had ever been made to clean it. Returning the watch in the hope that it might gain a little further attention, we winded our way along a narrow street thronged with Arabs, leering and repulsive in countenance, but picturesque in their Eastern garments.
At length we reached the caravan-serai. Here we searched for an old acquaintance, a dealer in Persian carpets, with whom we had previously failed to conclude a trivial bargain. He was absent, but we discovered him in the bazaar and returned to the serai. Sealed in huge bales of wool, the seductive carpets were spread before us. Some were from