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This old ebook could have quite a few typos and lacking textual content. buyers can often obtain a unfastened scanned reproduction of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. no longer illustrated. 1907 variation. Excerpt: ...These shrubs sometimes develop jointly, and it's very curious to notice how, with unerring intuition, the animals will greedily feed upon the single and keep away from the opposite. Ergin frequently offers covert for lions, yet to my nice sadness I by no means observed any of those noble beasts. there's not anything Somalis like loads as to be relocating on, or hate greater than staying quietly in a single position, hence they weren't the least bit positioned out via having to take down the entire tents and pitch them afresh 5 miles extra on; the single distinction they made, used to be to ship at the mules with all of the eatables, etc., first, in order that once we arrived our dinner used to be prepared, and whereas we have been eating our tents have been pitched and organized. This spot was once the one campingground i used to be at, the place there has been no water; after all the nien knew this truth previously, and organized for it through taking a number of camels particularly to hold the water tins containing water for our use, and for cooking reasons; yet we have been the single residing creatures supplied for, no different guy or beast had a drop, and so far as shall we see, it made no distinction to their convenience. One guy to whom I spoke stated, “ We drank the day prior to this, and shall drink day after today; lots of water to-morrow, it’s all right.” As Abdulla was once a lot hired on the Sheikh camp, and had such a lot of issues to seem after, we took for our head guy this time Adan Yusuf, who had, twenty-one years earlier than, been head guy to Colonel S--, R.E., brother to the Commissioner, and had seeing that then observed him with the Rodd venture to Abyssinia and different exploring events. He got here up after dinner to obtain his orders for day after today, after which inquired such a lot really of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....

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27 28 A Woman's Pleasure Trip will, when two others already begun are finished, obviate the necessity and expense of taking tents for this journey. We made our midday halt in the rest-house, and occupied the time in writing home. The mail is carried up to Sheikh by a camel Sowar who does the whole journey of forty-five miles (which owing to the nature of the country takes most people two or even three days) in about nine and a half hours. He passed us on his way down to Berbera, and took our letters, thus saving a week.

Although dogs generally are unclean animals to Muslims, " Jack " was an exception on account of his sporting qualities, and was quite a persona grata to all who knew him, and when he got into scrapes, which was often, there was never any lack of people anxious to go to his assistance, often at risk of injury to themselves. Christmas Day came nine days after our arrival at the Sheikh camp, and we determined to celebrate it by asking every available European to dinner, and we were fortunate enough to secure twelve guests.

Four Camel Sowars-two in •. " 56 A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland. 57 Perhaps here will be a good place to describe the dress of both Somali men and women when their costumes are not spoiled by odds and ends of European clothes, which those who have lived much at the coast are rather fond of adopting. The principal article of both men's and women's clothes is the " tobe," which is a long length of American shirting, washed very white, and consisting of two breadths sewn together, but not made up in any way.

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