An interesting piece of historical fiction, written by a Christian European author for a Christian European audience from the perspective of a heroic Muslim Bedouin defeating the forces of Christendom.
Encircled by the fiery, trackless sand,
A fainting Arab halted at a well
Held in the hollow of the desert's hand.
Empty! Hope vanished, and he gasped and fell.
At night the West Wind wafted o'er the land
The welcome dew, a promise to foretell:
Hers this result, for which she bade him stand.