A Thousand and One Knights . . .

Nov 18, 2010, 1:45 AM |

. . . . . . . then she brought the chess-board and she played with him . . . .

Sharrkan instead of looking at her moves, kept gazing at her fair mouth, and puting a Knight in place of Elephant, and Elephant in place of a Knight.

She laughed and said to him,"If thy play be after this fashion, thou knowest naught the game."

"This is only our first," replied he. "Judge not by this bout."

The Thousand Nights and One Night
Translated by Sir Richard Burton