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woman to needle the way for him." Nothing could be more delightful than the symbol of the small, insinuating, finely tempered, horribly sharp bit of steel that goes so easily through things, and leaves no trace of its passage. And then there is nearly always a thread behind it, and that remains when the needle has gone !
I have translated Ra'nah's lament for you absolutely literally, except that the word which occurs so often, and which I have rendered " shelter," means " umbrella." The umbrella here, as in other countries, is an emblem of the highest distinction : a shelter from sun and rain, a shield and protection, "the shadow of a great rock in a dry land." A yellow umbrella is a sign and token of sovereignty.