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For the Schools


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' Peoples of the World '—6
E. W. BOVILL: Wandering Tribes of th; Sahara '
This morning Schools are to hear the first of two talks on the Sahara Desert by Mr. E. W. Bovill. Today they are to hear about the wandering tribes of the desert, and next week about the dwellers in the oases.
Schools will learn that whatever they may have heard, the Sahara is not altogether sandy, nor altogether hot, nor altogether dry. The Tuareg are a nomad people who wear veils, and are never seen without them. Their wealth is entirely in their flocks and herds. They provide the camels for much of the traffic to the markets of Timbuktoo and Kano. Camels, slowly though they move, can yet average twenty-five miles a day, continue day after day, and last out a fortnight without a drink. The Tuareg are said to have been Christians once. The cross is a very common decoration amongst them, and many of their children are given biblical names.


Unknown: Sahara Desert
Unknown: Mr. E. W. Bovill.

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