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The contrast between loquacious Americans of the cities and silent Arabs of the desert is unforgettable. The Bedouin can sit in a group and say nothing at all for hours! The desert's peace has entered into them to such an extent that the social duty of laryngeal activity is unknown among them, and regarded as unnecessary!

-- Notebooks Category 15: The Orient > Chapter 5: Islamic Cultures, Egypt > # 4

-- Perspectives > Chapter 15: The Orient > # 44

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