The Son of the Sheik

1
AGNES AYRES has courteously
consented to resume her
original role of Diana, wife
of the Sheik -- as a favor
to Mr. Valentino and this 
         picture.

2
Not East of Suez --- but
   South of Algiers.

3
A camp of outcasts in 
  the desert night.

4
André, renegade French-
man, leader of a vagrant
troupe --- entertainers by
profession, thieves by
     preference.

5
Ghabah, The Moor, whose
 crimes outnumber the
        sands.

6
"I'll send your remains 
  home. What's your 
    wife's name?"

7
"I don't know her name. 
  When I want her, I 
       whistle."

8
Yasmin, daughter of André,
  whose dancing feet sup-
    port the troupe. --

9
A few days ago --- in the
  market-place of Toug-
gourt blossomed Yasmin's
     first romance.

10
"I am tired --- yet I must 
dance. He is my father --
  and we are very poor."

11
"Your gold, my lord, could
  not buy me even a day's 
rest. They'd gamble it away
        in an hour."

12
"Then wear this ring ---
for friendship --- till
    we meet again."

13
"If my lord ever returns, he
  might find me in the old 
ruins. I love to wander there
in the moonlight --- alone."

14
Then, in brief, stolen
  meetings, romance
deepened into love ---
   and tonight ---

15
"Twenty leagues every 
night for a dancing 
girl! Allah give us
     strength."

16
"Wait here for me!"

17
"Master, it is not safe
  to journey alone!"

18
"Ramadan, do I give
 orders --- or do 
       you?"

19
"If his father, the Sheik,
   knew of this --- !"

20
"Allah curse all dancing -
girls. Their hips full of 
abandon, make young men
  full of nonsense!"

21
"Yasmin, my love, were 
 you afraid I would 
     fail you?"

22
"Why fear me, dearest?
  Love such as mine 
   can do no harm."

23
"But who are you, my
Lord? I do not even
  know your name!"

24
"I am he who loves
you --- is that not
   name enough?"

25
"Remember, I want him
captured - not killed!"

26
      "My young Lion. Your
       people would gladly
pay ten thousand francs to
look at your handsome face
          again."

27
"Your father's name ---
  or must we loosen 
    your tongue?"

28
"What have you done 
   with Yasmin?"

29
"You fool -- to believe she
     loved you! She was our
bait to lure you on, as she
 has lured many another."

30
"Your young gallant is lash-
      ed to a grating in the
old ruins. Tomorrow --- its
ransom or --- torture!"

31
"Long ago, you promised 
her to me and I'm tired
      of waiting."

32
"What are you doing there,
     Son of An Owl?"

33
"Nay, my mother was no
owl --- only a little 
      cuckoo!"

34
At a friend's home in
Touggourt, Ahmed's
bodily wounds healed
        fast.

35
"Like all youths, he loved
a dancing girl. Like all
dancing girls, she tricked
           him."

36
"I'll take my own revenge!"

37
The night was young at 
the Cafe Maure. Not a 
knife had been thrown ---
        so far.

38
"Did we catch him?"

39
"So, my young charmer,
your mission in life is
to lure men into lonely
ruins --- to be robbed and
       tortured!"

40
"I may not be the first 
   victim --- but, by
Allah, I shall be the one
    you'll remember!"

41
"An eye for an eye ---
a hate for a hate ---
that is the law of my 
       father!"

42
"I hate you! I hate you!"

43
"Your gang will not collect 
  from me this time. For
once your kisses are free!"

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The desert villa of Sheik
  Ahmed Ben Hassan ---
  young Ahmed's famous 
        father.

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Diana, wife of the Sheik.

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The Sheik -- English born,
  Sahara bred -- undis-
puted ruler in this sea of 
          sand.

47
"What news of my son?
 Has he returned to 
   his camp yet?"

48
"She will be to Ahmed what 
  you have been to me, 
        my dear."

49
"That young rascal has
  been gone a week --
against my strict orders."

50
"Your son is back at his 
   camp. One of his
servants is here, as you
       commanded."

51
"Where has my son been 
 for the past week?"

52
"He'll discover that I am 
   master here. Allah
help him when I'm done 
       with him!"

53
"Remember, Ahmed is
  only a boy ---"

54
"I hate you! I will hate
   you with my dying 
       breath!"

55
"That is the first truthful
    thing you've said."

56
"And you'll have more 
   reason to hate me 
before I've finished with 
         you!"

57
"I gave you strict orders 
   not to leave. Why 
   did you disobey?"

58
"I had reasons of my own."

59
"A woman!"

60
"Out of here, first born
       of a mule!"

61
"You can't blame 'that'
     on a parrot!"

62
"Father, its not the sort of 
affair you think --- and no
   one in the world can 
        interfere."

63
"You dare to bring a woman 
  to the camp when I have 
selected a bride for you?"

64
"I am sorry, but when the
 time comes, I'll select
     my own bride."

65
"Like father, like son. My
     future is my own."

66
"Ahmed, I'll bend you to 
 my will --- as I bend
     this iron."

67
"It is for hate -- not love --
that I brought this girl
here. I sought vengeance
as you would have done --"

68
"No matter what she has 
   done, Ahmed, you 
 must free her at once."

69
"Send her away --- and 
      come home."

70
"Women -- bah! Heed them 
not -- for today's peach 
  is tomorrow's prune!"

71
"All the beauties of the
  Arabian Nights ---
  passing unveiled ---
  couldn't get a look
       from me!"

72
"Allah! ... Help me to tear
   him from my heart!
  Help me to hate him!"

73
"Escort her back to
    Touggourt."

74
"This is for her needs."

75
"Young master bids you go.
 You shall be suitably 
mounted --- on a donkey."

76
"Yasmin, no other man shall 
     have you. Why waste
your life in futile love -- that
    I destroy so easily?"

77
"It was I who poisoned the
   mind of young Ahmed 
against you --- saying you
 betrayed him to us ---"

78
"Let's start back to
     Touggourt."

79
"When you escape --- tell
   Ahmed the truth ---
and say that I am trying 
      to forget."

80
"Master, the girl did not 
     betray you ---"

81
"I told you I'd curb him 
      to my will."

82
"Not with force, my dear.
Ahmed is too much like 
you to be curbed or driven."

83
"Remember your own fiery 
youth, dearest --- what you
  wanted, you took ---"

84
"Lie still, you little fool!"

85
"Master --- your son --- he
has gone after the girl ---
back to that thieves den in
         Touggourt!"

86
"Master --- please --- his
  life is in danger ---"

87
"Master, it is madness to 
   enter there alone!"

88
"Quick! Send Yasmin to
dance! A rich stranger!
    I smell money!"

89
"Yasmin, Yasmin, my
 beloved. Can you
ever forgive --- ?"

90
"I tried to hate you, beloved,
but - my heart has always 
        been yours!"

91
   "Ahmed, my beloved,
   you must go! Quick --
please --- I fear for your
          life."

92
"Father -- the girl --
    I love her -- !"

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