In all our conjectures we were wide of the truth; so from that time forward our sole occupation was watching and gazing at the window where the cross had appeared to us, as if it were our pole-star; but at least fifteen days passed without our seeing either it or the hand, or any other sign and though meanwhile we endeavoured with the utmost pains to ascertain who it was that lived in the house, and whether there were any Christian renegade in it, nobody could ever tell us anything more than that he who lived there was a rich Moor of high position, Hadji Morato by name, formerly alcaide of La Pata, an office of high dignity among them.
That very night our renegade returned and said he had learned that the Moor we had been told of lived in that house, that his name was Hadji Morato, that he was enormously rich, that he had one only daughter the heiress of all his wealth, and that it was the general opinion throughout the city that she was the most beautiful woman in Barbary, and that several of the viceroys who came there had sought her for a wife, but that she had been always unwilling to marry; and he had learned, moreover, that she had a Christian slave who was now dead; all which agreed with the contents of the paper.
In order to confine the dignity of Hadji to gentlemen of patrician blood and possessions, the Emperor decreed that no man should make the pilgrimage save bloated aristocrats who were worth a hundred dollars in specie.
Men call him Hadji, and he is thenceforward a great personage.
, 31, was wanted for a two-month spell which would have taken him up until the reopening of the transfer window in January.
YOUSSEF CHIPPO is keen to re-unite part of the Sky Blue dream team from 1999 by bringing back Moustapha Hadji
to Highfield Road.
COVENTRY City captain Mustapha Hadji
earned the praise of the Highfield Road faithful and the wrath of his manager as he helped secure a vital win.
With 18 minutes left Moustapha Hadji
- who scored City's first a minute before the break - was sent off for a clash with Danny Higginbotham.
Much of the credit for this must go to summer-signings Hadji
emotion, joie et satisfaction ont impregne la ceremonie d'arrivee, hier, du groupe de hadji
envoyes par le president de la Republique.
is expected to return to international football after Ezaki Badou, the Morocco head coach, confirmed that the Aston Villa winger will be in his plans.
ASTON VILLA midfielder Moustapha Hadji
is looking forward to enjoying his football again - after criticising former club Coventry's lack of ambition.