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Gentlemen of the Road

A Tale of Adventure

By Michael Chabon

Gentlemen of the Road
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  • Hardcover: Oct 2007,
    208 pages.
    Paperback: Sep 2008,
    224 pages.

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At that moment the animal in question, a woolly stallion with a Roman nose and its neck a rampant arch, stubby-legged and broad in the croup, the product of some unsupervised tryst between an Arabian and a wild tarpan, gave a warning snort, and there was a scrape of leather sole against straw.

The Frank and the living African turned to the door. Expecting the ostler, thought the old elephant trainer, with their share of the take, which included four of the mahout’s own hard-won dirhams.

“You mendacious sons of bitches,” the mahout said admiringly, reaching for the hilt of his sword.

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