11% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Lawrence sets the stage with a bit of historical background of the conflict between the Turks and the Arabs. He then explains how he came to meet Prince Faisal after tricking the English into letting him go.

The road to Faisal is pretty much biblical and we learn about the customs and the geography of these people. Everything is old.

The first real line of dialogue “You’re a long way from Damascus” is perfect.