The Princess And The Jewel Doctor

The Princess And The Jewel Doctor

By Robert Smythe Hichens

  • Release Date: 1950-01-01
  • Genre: Short Stories
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The Princess And The Jewel Doctor is a Fiction Short Story Book. The book says that In St. Petersburg society there may be met at the present time a certain Russian Princess, who is noted for her beauty, for an ugly defect she has lost the forefinger of her left hand and for her extraordinary attachment to the city of Tunis, where she has spent at least three months of each year since 1890 the year in which she suffered the accident that deprived her of a finger. What that accident was, and why she is so passionately attached to Tunis, nobody in Russia seems to know, not even her doting husband, who bows to all her caprices. But two persons could explain the matter a Tunisian guide named Abdul, and a rather mysterious individual who follows a humble calling in the Rue Ben Ziad, close to the Tunis bazaars. This latter is the Princess's personal attendant during her yearly visit to Tunis. He accompanies her everywhere, may be seen in the hall of her hotel when she is at home, on the box of her carriage when she drives out, close behind her when she is walking. He is her shadow in Africa. Only when she goes back to Russia does he return to his profession in the Rue Ben Ziad.