When Abd al-Rahman settled in that extreme mud room, one side of which is shaded by a large Sidr tree, the shade was pleasant, and he made a bed of wood and ropes. The city of Al-Ain did not know like him, whose people used to sleep on the sprawling grounds in winter, and in summer on that manama, which is in the middle of the “wide house”. Half the height of a man, its pillars were palm-stems, and its cover was left by the false trees of those palms that at that time continued to give people all that they lacked of their bounties, and their folds that protect their feet from the sand from it, and the roofs of their homes from it, they ate the foundation from it, and drank them from it, and their yards From their homes, Abd al-Rahman came, and showed them something they did not know from, that bed of its intertwined ropes on four corners of hard brown wood, and when the people asked him: How did you deduce this method? He was telling them he knew her from the Vietnam War! They, especially the elderly, do not exaggerate their questions, because they used to hear about Vietnam on the radio from London Radio, as they call it, or from Voice of the Arabs, and they did not know its east from its west.
Abd al-Rahman Asmar al-Sahnah, from the intensity of the sun perpendicular to the tired and poor faces always, who had been jogging throughout her life towards the shade, so he left that mud room, and took refuge in the shade of that large sidra, and his world was around him; A “journey” with a jug of “red tea” in its own way, an ashtray filled with “Rothman King size” cigarette butts, undisclosed books, the remains of old newspapers, a notebook, a Parker 21 fountain pen, envelopes with stamps that do not match, and a hard hat. And colorful, he slumbers anywhere, while he always wears his “bow” loincloth and undershirt or suspenders that accentuate his stubborn sun-kissed shoulder blades, his collarbone that suggests that his owner is starving to death, a radio pounding his black grained skin, and slightly dented, the pick-up indicator But he does not stop picking up remote radio stations, listening to Arabic songs, news bulletins, and those long political analyzes that no one else can understand. Only the smells of that “Al-Wabour Al-Kazi”, boiling red tea with carnations, the fragrance of Abdul Rahman’s continuous smoke, and a mixture of He preferred the “Reef d’Or” perfume, and the “Old Space” cologne, especially after shaving. Abdul Rahman has a clean beard, and he has a light mustache that keeps taking care of his arrangement, so that he never grows up, he was smiling a lot, perhaps it is the nature that wore him, as a result of his many observations in life, and adventures that he keeps for time and people, and perhaps because he has a row of teeth that went very tired to get them from one of the His visits to one of the countries of the Eastern Bloc, he was fluent in many languages that we do not know if the rules are correct, and understood by others who are not like us.
What brought Abd al-Rahman to this remote and harsh place, if it was from Aden or Vietnam to this city surrounded by mountains, bordered by the desert, and its palms and water barely enough for its people, most of whom are red-eyed, strapped to their daggers that do not leave them except when they sleep, and their loaded guns always, the time is a time of hardship And pains that you do not know where the harbinger of them comes from, many people accepted Abdul Rahman for his kindness, his beautiful speech, his kindness to them, and that he is an Arab of the tongue, and if they deny him not praying with them in the Al-Hara Mosque, people who doubt Abdul Rahman’s integrity, consider him a “makhbari” to the British, and a spy They brought it from distant forests..and tomorrow we will continue
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