Visits His Relatives At Hadet

17. Four of the relatives of Asaad came down, and succeeded in

persuading him to accompany them home. He said he could not believe,

after all that has been said, that they would do him violence, and he

strongly expected that his visit to Hadet would do good. A majority of

us opposed his going with all we could say; but he thinks he knows the

people here better than we do. He left us toward evening, expecting to

be absent only a few days.