Alice Durand, after weeks of discouragement, reads the following advertisement in the New York Herald: "Governess wanted. Young American woman, well educated and speaking French and German, may obtain lucrative position with prominent Egyptian. Fare and expenses will be advanced. Write, enclosing photograph, to Mahmoud Pasha, Sphinx Club, Cairo, Egypt." Answering the advertisement, Alice seven weeks later, secures the position and leaves her New York boarding-house for Egypt. The Pasha meets her at the station in Cairo and she is taken to the harem, where she is introduced to the Pasha's favorite and his children. Within a few days the Pasha shows his hand and Alice finds she is a prisoner in the harem. Writing a note, indicating her peril, she drops it through the shutters. A young American connected with the Consulate, picks up the message and enters the harem only to be overpowered by the eunuchs. Just as the Pasha is about to have him thrown into the lion's den, help arrives from ...
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