ABOUL ASWED AND HIS SQUINTING SLAVE-GIRL

Aboul Aswed bought a native-born slave-girl, who was squint-eyed, and she pleased him; but his people decried her to him; whereat he wondered and spreading out his hands, recited the following verses:

      They run her down to me, and yet no fault in her find I, Except perhaps it be a speck she hath in either eye.
      To compensate this fault, if fault it be, o' the upper parts She's slim and heavy of the parts beneath the waist that lie.


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