Sunday, July 1, 2018

Algerian Slavery

It is the highlight of the first part of the memoir of being a slave in Algiers when the just-liberated Dunkirk men and the five Turks go to the same tavern to celebrate their mutual freedom.

... as we came out of his Palace, the five Turks came to welcome us: They went along with us to our Inn, where we treated them, and we mutually related to each other our past adventures. Then was it that there pass'd among us three, the greatest satisfaction and enjoyments, that ever we had, or ever shall have in our lives. (p.69)

The history of Algiers and it's slavery with many remarkable particularities of Africk Aranda, Emanuel d', b. 1602., Davies, John, 1625-1693.

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