By Frances Swayne
This ancient ebook could have quite a few typos and lacking textual content. dealers can frequently obtain a unfastened scanned replica of the unique ebook (without typos) from the writer. now not listed. no longer 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 keep away from the opposite. Ergin usually 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 lots as to be relocating on, or hate greater than staying quietly in a single position, hence they weren't the least bit positioned out by means of having to take down the entire tents and pitch them afresh 5 miles additional on; the one distinction they made, was once to ship at the mules with the entire eatables, etc., first, in order that after 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 single 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 in particular 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 before today, 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 appear 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 due to the fact then observed him with the Rodd undertaking to Abyssinia and different exploring events. He got here up after dinner to obtain his orders for the following day, after which inquired so much relatively of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....
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It is a convenient centre, as it commands most of the caravan routes into the in Somaliland. 35 interior, and for t h a t reason the Commissioner not only fixed upon it for the station of the local battalion of troops enlisted in the Punjab (the only regiment of regular troops in the country), but also made it the headquarters of the native standing militia. , the Indian battalion, is to be seen on the left, and the militia camp on the right about a mile and a half away. The latter is pitched on an eminence with a most lovely view looking down the valley, first towards Lower Sheikh, and then over the intervening plains towards the mountains near Berbera.
I am told t h a t in the matter of tent pegs and camels, their probity cannot resist the temptation in Somaliland. 4i of annexing these desirable possessions; but my tents never suffered from want of pegs, and as to the care of camels, this was not my duty but t h a t of Abdulla Mohammed, the first of our two camp headmen^ so on those points I may be unable to give any opinion. But I do know this, that I had everything lying about in my tent exactly as if it had been in my bedroom at home, and never lost the worth of a penny.
During the three months t h a t I was living amongst them, I never saw or heard the very slightest thing I would rather not have witnessed ; and where, I would ask, in any other country, even our own, can the same be said ? It must be remembered also t h a t ours was not a small camp, with only our personal servants around us, but people of every tribe and in every rank of life were perpetually coming for one reason or another, and I scarcely ever went outside my tent without seeing many faces I did not recognize.
A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland by Frances Swayne