Tuesday, August 9, 2016
Abdullah was parched.
Hardly surprising, that. The endless dunes of the Hizaj were among the most arid places on Earth. Careful rationing had stretched Abdullah’s thin supplies... but his camels were a considerable additional water burden.
“In the name of Allah, most merciful!” he intoned thankfully when he saw the oasis in the far distance. But his joy turned to horror on arriving: Not one drop of water was to be found there.
“We got Coke, Dr Pepper, Seven-Up, Cheerwine, Moxie, and Doctor Brown’s Celray Tonic!” advised the counterman.
“What hellish place is this?” croaked Abdullah.
“Welcome to Sody Arabia.”