Zuleika's passion for Joseph was so violent that, in lieu
of its owner, whom she could not succeed in subduing to her
will, she kissed and caressed the fragment of cloth left in
her hand.[127] At the same time she was not slow to perceive
the danger into which she had put herself, for, she feared,
Joseph might possibly betray her conduct, and she considered
ways and means of obviating the consequences of
her folly.[128]

Meanwhile her friends returned from the Nile festival,
and they came to visit her and inquire after her health.
They found her looking wretchedly ill, on account of the
excitement she had passed through and the anxiety she was
in. She confessed to the women what had happened with

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