The Caravan.

The narrative then proceeds to describe, almost in the words of the 12th Surat of the Koran, how, a day or two after, a caravan of merchants returning to Egypt stop to repose near the well; how they go to draw water, and how to their great surprise and admiration they find Joseph, radiant with grace and beauty; how the brothers, who have been on the watch, appear and claim him as a slave whom they are punishing for his stubbornness; how they sell him for a small sum to the leader, Malik; and how the caravan finally departs on its homeward journey.