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By Frances Swayne

This old publication can have a variety of typos and lacking textual content. buyers can frequently obtain a loose scanned replica of the unique booklet (without typos) from the writer. no longer 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 steer clear of the opposite. Ergin frequently provides covert for lions, yet to my nice sadness I by no means observed any of those noble beasts. there's not anything Somalis like lots 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 through having to take down all of the tents and pitch them afresh 5 miles extra on; the single distinction they made, used to be to ship at the mules with the entire eatables, etc., first, in order that once 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 via taking a number of camels in particular to hold the water tins containing water for our use, and for cooking reasons; yet we have been the one 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 past, and shall drink day after today; 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 prior to, been head guy to Colonel S--, R.E., brother to the Commissioner, and had given 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 so much really of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....

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Apparently this settled the matter, for she consented to return to her proper h o m e ; but I could not help being sorry for the poor girl, and wondering whether she would not, after all, be badly beaten and ill-treated in many ways, but I was assured t h a t as the man had solemnly promised he would not do so, he could be trusted to keep his word. Here, I thought to myself, is another instance of the superiority of the way of settling affairs in this part of Africa, to t h a t in vogue in the more civilized west.

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. The women arrange it first in a sort of full petticoat just reaching to the ankles, and secured round the waist with a band, two points are then drawn up, one in front and the other behind, and fastened on the right shoulder, this leaves the left shoulder and arm bare.

Berbera not only has a good and safe harbour, but being only 150 miles from 54 A W o m a n ' s Pleasure Trip Aden is practically in touch with the whole world, and through the many brokers living there, skins and other products of the land can be disposed of, and American calico to make tobes, and other necessaries bought. , through our territory to Berbera, and as the Commissioner was endeavouring to settle the country, and knew t h a t there was nothing like commerce to effect this end, the permission was given under certain conditions, one being that the Dervishes' arms should be given up at the frontier, to be returned to them on their way home.

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