The Source; a Novel - Twilight of an Empire, pg. 873 - 927 Summary & Analysis

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Twilight of an Empire, pg. 873 - 927 Summary

Ahmed Tabari is the Kaimakam of Tubariyeh in 1880. He is the governor and is listening to news of a boatful of Jews landing at Akka. The sultan recently revoked the constitution and there is a movement of reformers to have it reinstated.

Shmuel Hocohen is a Jewish immigrant from Russia. He wants land in Palestine to establish settlements for the incoming Jews. Tabari saved his life when he was being attacked by a Jewish community. He has gone from town to town looking for land. Hocohen talks to Tabari about buying land. Tabari finally allows the transfer under orders from Istanbul. Tabari wants more money or there will be no water on the land and figures he will have to extract it from the arriving Jews.

Tabari asks Hocohen about the Jewish books...

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