55% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Did the Turks just not know that a blue eyed, blonde haired, fair skinned, smallish built man wasn’t an Arab? I suppose dirt and heat and exposure and hunger and overall misery will change you, and perhaps maybe the Turks just didn’t want to see, but the ‘governor’ who thought about raping him, even he didn’t figure it out.

No wonder he thought the Turks were, at best, stupid.