In the sheik's harem his slave girls were confined
within the four walls of the courtyard. It was here where they spent their
days, and possibly their whole lives, whiling away time with idle talk, playing
simple games, bathing, applying cosmetics, and readying themselves for the
evening when they would be in the presence of the master, with the clear
expectation that one or more who caught his eye would be sent to his
Flower gardens and fountains were enjoyed by
on those hot sultry Arabian days.
Chapter 6 from Harem Girl gives a full descriptionl
of the harem gardens, a place where a harem girl spent most of her life.