Bumba the servant girl had always treated Hasan as somebody special. No one suspected that she was in love with him. When he finally chose to wed, Bumba was distraught. The family teased her and she fell into her usual obsequious manner.
Rating: *** out of *****.
About the Author: “One of the most distinguished literary figures in Egypt, Yehia Hakki was born into a literary family in Cairo in 1905. He graduated from law school, worked as a lawyer, civil servant and diplomat in the Middle East and Western Europe before retiring to devote full time to writing. He was editor-in-chief of a monthly literary magazine for aout 10 years and is presently a member of the High Council of Literature and Art…. His translator Miriam Cooke, from Colorado, is a student of Arabic literature”
Short Story International #30. Sylvia Tankel, Ed. February 1982, pp. 33-44.