Joseph, and they advised her to accuse him of immorality
before her husband, and then he would be thrown into
prison. Zuleika accepted their advice, and she begged her
visitors to support her charges by also lodging complaints
against Joseph, that he had been annoying them with improper

But Zuleika did not depend entirely upon the assistance of
her friends. She planned a ruse, besides, to be sure of
convincing her husband of Joseph's guilt. She laid aside her
rich robes of state, put on her ordinary clothes, and took to
her sick-bed, in which she had been lying when the people
left to go to the festival. Also she took Joseph's torn garment,
and laid it out next to her. Then she sent a little boy
to summon some of the men of her house, and to them she

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