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Jack Harkaway’s Boy Tinker Among The Turks (PDF, MOBI, EPUB, FB2, TEXT)

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said to himself. "I'm precious glad that young Harkaway warned me, after all. I might have got into some trouble if I had gone ashore without knowing this." "Stop," said the captain. "Have you any thing to take his excellency as a present?" This made the orphan feel somewhat nervous. It tended to confirm what young Jack had said. "It is, then, the custom to make presents?" he said. "Yes." "What shall I give?" "Any thing. That's a very nice watch you wear." "Must I give that?" "Yes. His excellency is sure to present you with a much richer one--that's Turkish etiquette." This again corroborated Jack's words. Yet it was a far more pleasant way of putting it than Jack had thought fit to do. Mr. Figgins only objected to a present of wives. Any thing rich in the way of jewellery was quite another matter. "On entering the presence, you have only to prostrate yourself three times; the third time you work it so that you

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