The Eye of Zeitoon

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The Eye of Zeitoon  (1920) 
by Talbot Mundy

[Illustrated by Dwight Franklin] Four European friends get caught—not very unwillingly—in a savage war between the Zeitoonlis, Armenians and the Turks.

Monty and Rustum Khan now hurried into the mêleée, where two Turkish officers and eight zaptich were fighting to keep Maga from four gipsies and us three. Nobody had seen fit to shoot, but there was a glimmering of cold steel among the shadows like lightning before a thunder-storm. Monty used his fists. Rustum Khan used the flat of a Rajput saber. Maga, leaving most of her clothing in the Turk's hands, struggled free and in another second the Turks were on the defensive. Rustum Khan knocked the revolver out of an officer's hand, and the rest of them were struggling to use their rifles, when the German shrieked. All fights are full of pauses, when either side could snatch sudden victory if alert enough. We stopped, and turned to look, as if our own lives were not in danger.

Kagig had the German off his feet, face toward the flames, kicking and screaming like a madman. He whirled him twice—shouted a sort of war-cry—hove him high with every sinew in his tough frame cracking—and hurled him head-foremost into the fire."

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"When sleepless on Eternal hills—"

THE

EYE OF ZEITOON


By
TALBOT MUNDY


Author of

Rung Ho, King—of the Khyber Rifles
Hira Singh, The Ivory Trail
etc.


ILLUSTRATED BY
DWIGHT FRANKLIN


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INDIANAPOLIS
THE BOBBS-MERRILL COMPANY
PUBLISHERS

CONTENTS

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  3. II
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  4. III
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  5. IV
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  22. XXI
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THE EYE OF ZEITOON

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1940, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.