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Agha Manju - The Agha of the Curved Bellies

Agha Selim - The Commander of the Syrian or Green Orta

Tulip - One of Agha Selim's assistant eunuchs

Shu-shu - The Sultan's pet white eunuch dwarf, in chare of his milk maids

Agha Turki - The Commander of the Greek or Blue and White Orta

Madeleine - A twenty eight year old French slavegirl, formerly a governess

Helene, now Anastasia - A thirty year old Greek slavegirl from Crete, married to a rebel. (Crete was then still part of the Ottoman Empire.)

Jane Carmichael - An eighteen year old English slavegirl, formerly a convent educated schoolgirl

Helen Hamilton - A friend of Jane's also a slavegirl and also eighteen

Fazileh-hanum - A Turkish slave dealer

Ayab Bey - Equerry to the His Imperial Highness



The Story So Far


Agha Ali, eunuch Master of the Balkan Orta or Brigade of slavegirls, and the fat Agha Turki of the Greek Orta are bitter rivals. Agha Ali had thought that he had really achieved a coup. He had acquired for his Orta not only a pretty virgin bride-to-be, on the eve of her wedding in the now independent Romania, but also her two virgin bridesmaids. But to his dismay the Sultan, having taken their virginities, showed more interest in a married Cretan woman of Agha Turki's Greek Orta.

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