Abu


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Abu

 

a mountain in Rajasthan, India; one of the religious centers of the adherents of Jainism. It is famous for its white marble Jain temples. These include the temple of Adinatha (built by Vimala Shah in 1031), with 52 sanctuaries around its courtyard, a columned vestibule, and a pyramidal roof; and the temple of Neminatha (built by Raja Tejpal in 1230), with 39 sanctuaries. The temple interiors are richly decorated with extremely fine lacelike carvings and inlaid with fine gems. In the sanctuaries are statues of the Jain religious teachers.

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Abu Hussein, misnamed the Father of Cunning, drank from the river below his earth, and his shadow was long in the low sun.
The Inspector, who was not yet twenty-five, signified his assent in the usual manner, while Abu Hussein barked at the vast desert moon.
Even then Abu Hussein did not know better than to bark in reply.
The pack flew off the barge in every direction, and, after gambols, dug like terriers at Abu Hussein's many earths.
Henceforward I will give one dollar to the man on whose land Abu Hussein is found.
Our Excellency," a man stepped forth, "on my land Abu Hussein was found this morning.
The hounds tore and sobbed at Abu Hussein's hearthstone, all unnoticed among the legs of the witnesses, and Gihon, also accustomed to laws, purred approval.
Oh, Such an one; Son of such an one," said the Governor, prompted by the Sheikh, "learn, from the day when I send the order, to block up all the holes where Abu Hussein may hide on--thy--land
An evil day for thee, Abu Hussein," he shrilled into the mouth of the earth.
He met her rounding his bends on grey December dawns to music wild and lamentable as the almost forgotten throb of Dervish drums, when, high above Royal's tenor bell, sharper even than lying Beagle-boy's falsetto break, Farag chanted deathless war against Abu Hussein and all his seed.
Who remembers the kill in the market-place, when the Governor bade the assembled sheikhs and warriors observe how the hounds would instantly devour the body of Abu Hussein; but how, when he had scientifically broken it up, the weary pack turned from it in loathing, and Farag wept because he said the world's face had been blackened?
We sat in the parlor of Charley Roberts' pub in Apia, drinking long Abu Hameds compounded and shared with us by the aforesaid Charley Roberts, who claimed the recipe direct from Stevens, famous for having invented the Abu Hamed at a time when he was spurred on by Nile thirst--the Stevens who was responsible for "With Kitchener to Kartoun," and who passed out at the siege of Ladysmith.