Having chosen the latter, the grand-vizier presented him the box.
At length one of them, Sheherazade, the generous daughter of the grand-vizier, succeeded in abolishing the cruel custom.
Who, then, but a woman could have routed the grand-vizier from the chess-board and taken his place?
With the assistance of Sidney Smith, who acted on his own responsibility, he arranged a capitulation with the grand-vizier.
It consisted of three or four great officers, appointed by himself, with the grand-vizier at their head.
To-day the harem is impenetrable, while “any one declining to stand as the grand-vizier passes is almost beaten to death.”
He received orders to attack the French in Egypt in co-operation with the grand-vizier.
I should like to see him well settled in this parish; he would be ready then to act as my grand-vizier when I wanted one.