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The Last Audience

THE INVITATION to visit His Majesty in al Murabba'a palace in at-Riyadh reached me when I was still enjoying to the full the many opportunities that Al Kharj offered. Yet it was the hope of securing this invitation that had chiefly brought me to Sa'udi Arabia, so it was with delight that I learnt that my hope was going to be fulfilled. On Sunday, 2nd March 1952, Joe and Winon Clark drove Bram and me the fifty-four miles to ar-Riyadh. We saw in the distance the places known to have been the former favourite camping-grounds of Ibn Sa'ud when he could allow himself a little relaxation. In talking to us, the foreigners, and to leading Hejazis he liked to tell of the good healthy life one lived in tents and in the open, fanned by the pure desert breeze, drinking warm, frothy camel's milk out of wooden bowls and eating with it dates and some handfuls of mutton and rice. That simple and unvaried diet of the desert, he claimed, did him a lot of good. Sitting in front of his tent he had found rest in looking at his camel herds as they were driven past by herdsmen he knew and with whom he would exchange greetings and information about the numbers and condition of the animals.

We drove through the Wadi Hanifa, which is a shallow depression between Al Kharj and the capital, and from time to time mounted the slightly higher plateau to avoid wide bends in the wadi below. The nearer we got to ar-Riyadh the scarcer the vegetation became. This was not the work of nature alone but of man. The people of the capital had needed firewood -- much firewood -- and so they had stripped the desert clean, first near the town and then further away in an ever-widening circle. We

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Author's Acknowledgements viii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - I Meet Wahhabi Arabia 7
  • 2 - The Town of the Consuls 13
  • 3 - The Desert Plant of Wahhabism 29
  • 4 - The Emergence of Ibn Sa'Ud 37
  • 5 - Consolidation 54
  • 6 - First Contacts with Great Britain 69
  • 7 - The Dual Monarchy 86
  • 8 - First Wahhabi Impacts 102
  • 9 - The Pilgrimage 114
  • 10 - The Arrival of the Americans 127
  • 11 - The Palestine Problem 149
  • 12 - The Arab League 167
  • 13 - Interlude and Return to Arabia 174
  • 14 - The Americans in Arabia 185
  • 15 - Agriculture and Water 203
  • 16 - The Last Audience 220
  • 17 - A Visit to Amir Sa'Ud 231
  • 18 - The Last Visit 240
  • 19 - Ibn Sa'Ud's Inheritance 247
  • Glossary 259
  • Index 265
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