The Unicorn Hunt

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Handsomely built by the Mamelukes, it took the form of a rectangular building enclosing two immense courtyards, placed in a garden surrounded by extremely strong walls. It was one of a dozen such kha...ns in the city, each providing its nationals – Genoese and Venetians, Catalonians and Tartars, Persians and Florentines and Cypriots – with lodging, office, warehouse and trading-counter at once.Nicholas was not there, being still incarcerated with the customs officials, securing his passes, displaying his cargo, submitting to the interminable weighing and argument that would determine his tax liability. Even with John and the Venetian Consul to help, it would drag on for hours.Katelijne Sersanders sat at a table, where she had been grinding something in a small mortar. She had plaited her hair and tied it out of the way on the top of her head. She was wearing a thin cotton robe with a girdle, and there was a smear on one cheek. She looked up.Tobie said, ‘No. He wasn’t pleased to see me.’ He sat down.MoreLess
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