First Footsteps in East Africa, Or, an Exploration of Harar Volume 1

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781290817479
  • Publisher: Hard Press Editions
  • Publication date: 8/1/2012
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.55 (d)

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CHAPTER II. LIFE IN ZAYLA. I Will not weary you, dear L., with descriptions of twenty-six quiet, similar, uninteresting daysdays of sleep, and pipes, and coffeespent at Zayla, whilst a route was traced out, guides were propitiated, camels were bought, mules sent for, and all the wearisome preliminaries of African travel were gone through. But a jounce in the Somali country may be a novelty to you: its events shall be succinctly depicted. With earliest dawn we arise, thankful to escape from mosquitoes and close air. We repair to the terrace where devotions are supposed to be performed, and busy ourselves in watching our neighbours. Two in particular engage my attention : sisters by different mothers. The daughter of an Indian woman is a young person of fast propensitiesher chocolate-coloured skin, long hair, and parrot-like profile1 are much admired by the elegants of Zayla; and she coquettes by combing, dancing, singing, and slapping the slave-girls, whenever an adorer may be looking. We sober-minded men, seeing her, quote the well-known lines i This style of profilehighly oval, with the chin and brow recedingis very conspicuous in Eastern Africa, where the face, slightly prognathous, projects below the nose. " Sans justice a king is a cloud without rain; Sans goodness a sage is a field without grain; Sans manners a youth is a horse taking rein ; Sans lore an old man is a waterless plain; And bread without salt is a woman sans shame." The other is a matron of Abyssinian descent, as her skin, scarcely darker that a gipsy's, her long and bright blue fillet, and her gaudily-fringed dress, denote. She tattoos her face': a livid line extends from her front hair to the tip ofher nose ; between her eyebrows is an ornament representing a fleur-de-lis, an...
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