tried to force him to do her will. The people listened in
great amazement. But the report finished, the child spake
no word, as before.

Abashed by the speech of his own infant son, Potiphar
commanded his bailiffs to leave off from chastising Joseph,
and the matter was brought into court, where priests sat as
judges. Joseph protested his innocence, and related all that
had happened according to the truth, but Potiphar repeated
the account his wife had given him. The judges ordered the
garment of Joseph to be brought which Zuleika had in her
possession, and they examined the tear therein. It turned
out to be on the front part of the mantle, and they came to
the conclusion that Zuleika had tried to hold him fast, and
had been foiled in her attempt by Joseph, against whom she

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