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CHARLES J. ROSEBAULT. Saladin. Prince of Chivalry


Sir John Froissart's Chronicles of England, France, Spain and the Ajoining Countries from the latter part of the reign of Edward II to the coronation of Henry IV in 12 volumes 

Chronicles of Enguerrand De Monstrelet (Sir John Froissart's Chronicles continuation) in 13 volumes 

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Saladin. Prince of Chivalry
page 157

great and small, aged women and feeble men. He sat thus, not only when he was in the city, but even when he was traveling, and he always received with his own hand the petitions that were presented to him, and did his utmost to put an end to every form of oppression that was reported. He never sent away those who came to complain of their wrongs or to demand redress. Every day, either during the daytime or in the night, he spent an hour with his secretary, and wrote on each petition, in the terms which God suggested to him, an answer to its prayer. Whenever a petitioner applied to him he would stop to listen, to receive his complaint, and to inquire into the rights of the matter." No one was too high and mighty to stand upon his defense. When a citizen of Damascus brought charges against Taki ed-din, a favorite nephew of the Sultan, the latter ordered the accused before the public tribunal, where all the world could hear the evidence. Even he, the All-Highest could be sued like the lowliest of his subjects. One day, when Beha ed-din was sitting as judge in Jerusalem, a citizen of Khelat (Akhlat), a merchant of standing named Omar el-Kelati, appeared with a certified memorandum, and asked that its contents be read. "Who is your adversary? " asked the Judge. " My affair is with the Sultan," the complainant replied. " This is the seat of justice and I have heard that here you make no distinction of persons." Very likely the Cadi had no great desire to have

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