chapter
Aft of Silent
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The Caliph Hishim ibn 'Abdulmalik complained that he no longer had trustworthy friends in whom to confide: "I have tasted the bitter and the sweet and now have no taste for either. I've had so many women that I no longer care if it's a woman or a hole in the wall I'm up against. The only pleasure I have left is confiding in a friend."