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By Frances Swayne

ISBN-10: 1483167755

ISBN-13: 9781483167756

This ancient ebook could have quite a few typos and lacking textual content. dealers can frequently obtain a unfastened scanned reproduction of the unique booklet (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 frequently presents 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, as a result they weren't the least bit positioned out via 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 after we arrived our dinner was once prepared, and whereas we have been eating our tents have been pitched and organized. This spot used to be 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 few camels in particular 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 shall we see, it made no distinction to their convenience. One guy to whom I spoke stated, “ We drank the previous day, 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 for the reason that then observed him with the Rodd undertaking to Abyssinia and different exploring events. He got here up after dinner to obtain his orders for tomorrow, after which inquired so much really of me approximately Colonel S, and enlarged upon his prowess as a sportsman....

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I gave the mule the name of his kind donor. He was a very intelligent beast, with a strong will of his own, but he went very well, being able to keep up with the ponies in speed. His trot being short was not so pleasant as theirs, but his canter was quite comfortable, and he was very sure-footed and seemed to delight in difficult roads. As I was riding up the pass, with its steep gradient and very rough surface, I was wondering how the Commissioner could possibly have got his guns up there. 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.

This contretemps never occurred again, and I was rewarded for my discomfort by a good view of the Southern Cross which was visible at this time of the year in Somaliland, just before sunrise, and which on this particular night was unusually brilliant owing to the intense darkness. Our route soon after leaving Dubar in the afternoon of the first day took us through a gap in the first range of hills, the ascent being very gradual. On emerging from this gap we found ourselves on a second plain, with vegetation consisting of larger thorn bushes than are to be found on the first plain.

Now that the Mulla has accepted Italian protection, and has settled down in a certain district beyond our borders, near Illig, within the sphere of Italian influence, he is generally friendly with us. Like all other Somalis he appears to have strong commercial instincts, and is anxious to revive trade by sending caravans right through our territory to Berbera. On consulting the map, Obbia would appear to be his most convenient port, and it is also in the Italian Protectorate; b u t Obbia suffers from the great disadvantage of not having a good harbour, and the surf is so great during the greater part of the year that landing is all but impossible.

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