Hassan saw neither the tree nor the bird, but he pretended he did, and agreed with the odalisk.
"Hamaliel hath brought me evil dreams," returns the odalisk.
The odalisk sighed softly, and leant her head against the mossy tree trunk.
I unveil this odalisk, I proclaim what she can do, to what use she can be put.
The odalisk looked into his face and could read there everything which had happened.
And with these words he whisked away the veil from the head of the odalisk.
Broken in mind and body, the odalisk dragged herself to his knees, and seizing his hand drew it to her breast and to her lips.
If the odalisk was not with him he felt as helpless as a child who has strayed away from its nurse.
The odalisk lay back upon the bed, while Yffim anxiously paced to and fro like a hyena fallen into a snare.
And the odalisk said the words in such an agony of despair that the eunuch was quite touched by it.
"female slave in a harem," 1680s, from French odalisque (1660s), from Turkish odaliq "maidservant," from odah "room in a harem," literally "chamber, hall," + -liq, suffix expressing function. In French, the suffix was confused with Greek -isk(os) "of the nature of, belonging to."