Hakim Among the Lepers

"[Hakim] seemed to court danger. On the night a group of hated lepers gathered around his palace, he had let them in, kissed them, and given them silver and gold. " A Universal History of Infamy, "The Masked Dyer of Merv", Jorge Luis Borges.

Here's a close-up on the Lepers.

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