AN ARAB LEGEND.
Bismillah ! the Merciful ! Full of Compassion !
All praise be to Allah, the Lord of Creation !
Sidi Aómar — on whom be peace ! —
Was the servant of God, the most high ;
He was poor, yet he prayed not his goods might increase,
And his heart ever hated the lie.
Rising at dawn, in his tent's low door
With a hand ever open he stood,
Never turning his face from the old, or the poor,
Or the stranger invited of God.