67% done with Seven Pillars of Wisdom

It would be quite the feat to write an account of so dangerous an adventure as Lawrence’s without giving away at least a hint of the man behind the headdress.

His one line of something happening to him as a child that made him never want to be touched spoke volumes of his desire to flay his own flesh, to deny his body any pleasure, to basically kill the body.

No wonder that Arab’s accepted and trusted him.