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Like the Italian, the Anglo-Catholic, and the Greek fasts, the chief effect of the "blessed month" upon True Believers is to darken their tempers into positive gloom. . . . The mosques are crowded with a sulky, grumbling population, making themselves offensive to one another on earth whilst working their way to heaven.

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Source Notes: Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to al'Madineh and Meccah, vol. 1 (1893).

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