By Frances Swayne

This ancient publication can have a variety of typos and lacking textual content. buyers can frequently obtain a loose scanned reproduction of the unique publication (without typos) from the writer. no longer listed. now not 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 only and stay away from the opposite. Ergin usually offers covert for lions, yet to my nice unhappiness 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, hence they weren't in the slightest degree positioned out through having to take down the entire tents and pitch them afresh 5 miles additional on; the one 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 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; in fact the nien knew this truth previously, and organized for it by way of taking a few camels especially to hold the water tins containing water for our use, and for cooking reasons; yet we have been the single dwelling 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 gone by, 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 sooner than, been head guy to Colonel S--, R.E., brother to the Commissioner, and had considering that then followed him with the Rodd project to Abyssinia and different exploring events. He got here up after dinner to obtain his orders for the following day, after which inquired such a lot really of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....

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This is sufficiently fine to make one regret the loss of its companions. When we passed it on our downward journey, at the end of my visit, it was bearing hundreds, if not thousands of figs, and our escort thoroughly enjoyed climbing it and eating the fruit. This place is called Bihendoola, and the Commissioner has built here a small traveller's rest-house for the convenience of Europeans moving up and down between Berbera and Sheikh, which 26 A Woman's Pleasure Trip Fig-tree at Bihendoola. in Somaliland.

He told her that if she would return willingly in Somaliland. 51 to her husband's karia, bygones would be bygones, and no punishment would ensue ; but she must do so willingly. If she persisted in obstinately refusing to make up the quarrel, she would be sent, under the care of four militia men, to Burao, and there given up to the custody of the Kadi of her tribe. The Commissioner clenched the affair by informing her t h a t the fact of whether she went back to her husband or not, would not in the least affect the fate of her young friend, who had already been sentenced to a term of imprisonment with hard labour.

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.

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