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127

THE CARAVAN.

He hears — he that for peer alone
The son of woman deigns to own —*
Nor for such foe will longer stay,
But back to darkness stalks away.

  * When the lion roars, the Arabs pretend to distinguish the words
"ahua ou ben el mera. I and the son of the woman." Ahna (I) he utters
but once, but he repeats "the son of the woman," whence it is inferred
that he recognizes man as his superior.