"You had a hard time of it up that rapid," said the artist in French to the boatmen.
For the boatmen of Beirut have not lost their prestige and power.
Besides, a city ruled by boatmen is not a city for gentlemen to live in.
Therefore we need fear no suspicion on the part of our boatmen.
At last they reached Semneh, the point to which the boatmen had agreed to take them.