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By Frances Swayne

This historical publication could have a number of typos and lacking textual content. buyers can often obtain a loose scanned replica of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. now not illustrated. 1907 version. 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 stay away from the opposite. Ergin frequently gives covert for lions, yet to my nice sadness I by no means observed any of those noble beasts. there's not anything Somalis like a lot as to be relocating on, or hate greater than staying quietly in a single position, for that reason they weren't in the slightest degree placed out via having to take down all of the tents and pitch them afresh 5 miles extra on; the single distinction they made, was once to ship at the mules with the entire eatables, etc., first, in order that after we arrived our dinner was once prepared, and whereas we have been eating our tents have been pitched and organized. This spot was once the single 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 by means of taking a number of camels especially to hold the water tins containing water for our use, and for cooking reasons; yet we have been the one dwelling creatures supplied for, no different guy or beast had a drop, and so far as lets see, it made no distinction to their convenience. One guy to whom I spoke stated, “ We drank the previous day, and shall drink the next day; lots of water to-morrow, it’s all right.” As Abdulla used to be 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 considering then observed him with the Rodd challenge to Abyssinia and different exploring events. He got here up after dinner to obtain his orders for day after today, after which inquired so much rather of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....

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He told me it was done under the direction of Captain Cordeaux, the present Commissioner, by numbers of Somalis dragging them ; but it must have been a most arduous undertaking. Tamarind Tree at Lower Sheikh. 32 A Woman's Pleasure Trip Somali Sheep and Persian Ram. in Somaliland. 33 3 34 A W o m a n ' s Pleasure Trip The views up this path are very beautiful ; the trees, although not nearly so thick as they are still higher up, are sufficiently numerous to give the idea of its being a well-wooded country, and the views, looking back, are superb.

The name Dervish (derived from the Sudan), I understand, implies poverty, but they only offer another example of practice not always coinciding with precept, which is not confined to Africa or to any one part of the globe. Again, when Arkills of friendly tribes came to have an interview with the Commissioner, they sometimes asked to see me, some of them giving as a reason t h a t they had never seen a white woman before ; so I used to be sent for, and they were presented to me, and I shook hands all round, and occasionally was rewarded by being allowed to take photographs of them.

She also had been sacrificed to a man " with many camels," but had taken the law into her own hands by eloping with a younger man who was more to her liking. Her husband, after a three months' search, had succeeded in capturing her, and according to native law she would have been p u t to death. " He first of all talked to the wrathful husband, and persuaded him to take her back, forgive her, and not beat her or otherwise ill-treat her, and then had an interview with the lady herself, in the presence of her husband and his friends.

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