Wide gold armlets she wore, and brass bangles on her fingers. The finest Asian slippers adorned her feet and her pantaloons were of the sheerest blue silk. Her hair, long and raven black, hung down her back unhampered by any constraint. A veil of diamonds crossed her face so that only her dark and flashing eyes could be seen.
She danced before the Sultan, then bowed, foot outstretched, forehead to her knee. She raised up and said, "What is your desire, Master, that this lowly and worthless woman may please you?" Before he could answer, she stood ... and danced away.