"[Ibn Saud] gave the impression of being endowed with a particularly straightforward, frank and generous nature. He treated me most hospitably and in the most genuinely friendly manner. He and his brothers did not show a trace of the fanatical spirit which might have been expectedů.. and his advisers and the leaders of his forces also treated me and my men with the most cordial friendship. I feel convinced of the correctness of this impression for I frequently discussed matters of doctrine, custom and religionů.and I was always answered with calm intelligent reasoning."
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