â€˜Jan. 25, 1883.â€”One is so apt to feel for the poor, down-trodden Muhammadan women, that, until I began to read a novelette written by a Native, I had no idea how they sometimes turn the tables on their husbands. I am reading the book with N. N., who quite confirms the truthfulness of the picture. It appears that a woman will sometimes be asked a question ten times by her husband, before she vouchsafes an answer. Some women burn the soles of their shoes, and make a preparation of them to put on the eyes, believing that by this strange superstitious means they will always keep their husbands under their feet! With all the talk about Womanâ€™s Rights, we have hardly got so far as this!â€™
Though heaved the earth as if instinct with life,
One other instance of the kind can be mentioned here, while the subject is to the fore. In Charlotte Tuckerâ€™s Journal, some few years later, occurs the following singular little entry, when she is describing a visit to a certain village:â€”
â€˜Dec. 3, 1862.