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On the occasion of the marriage of one of his daughters, the notary who was employed to draw up the marriage contract, finding it difficult to define his real rank, inquired by what title he desired to be designated; upon which Zamet calmly replied: “You may describe me as the lord of seventeen hundred thousand crowns.”
“His English was not too great — this Bedouin’s, that is, not Lawrence’s, of course — but over numerous cups of coffee, with my Arabic and his English, it turned out that he’d been injured during the war and now was finding it difficult to get work.
My zero-G-acclimated muscles were finding it difficult to bear that weight against even a small G-load.