NEAR EAST: Son of the Prophet's Daughter

Abdullah-ibn-Husein, Emir of Trans-Jordan, is a short, plump, jovial fighting man who comes from a long line of noble fighting men. His father was Husein-ibn-Ali, onetime King of Hejaz, and he traces his ancestry in the male line straight back to the son of the daughter of Mohammed. He likes to drive in swift motorcars, breed fancy camels and play chess all night.

When Abdullah (as the British call him) went to see Colonel T. E. Lawrence in 1916 about the Arab war against the Turks, the canny Colonel sized him up...

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