The Camel

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Andrew F. Graves, 1864 - Animals - 152 pages
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Page 30 - And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
Page 27 - Their strength and flectness render their masters the terror of enemies, and secure thorn from pursuit — a few hours being sufficient to place leagues of trackless desert between them and their foes. The milk of the females furnishes the Arab with a large part of his nutriment. The flesh of the young animal is one of his greatest luxuries: of the skins, he forms tents : the various sorts of hair, or wool, shed by the camel, are wrought into...
Page 143 - Bisharye Bedouin, who, by throwing water upon the man's face, restored him to his senses, They then went hastily together to the water, filled the skins, and returning to the caravan, had the good fortune to find the sufferers still alive. The Bisharye received a slave for his trouble.
Page 128 - And Rebekah arose, and her damsels, and they rode upon the camels and followed the man, and the servant took Rebekah and went his way.
Page 144 - ... to the water, filled the skins, and, returning to the caravan, had the good fortune to find the sufferers still alive. The Bisharye received a slave for his trouble. My informer, a native of Yembo, in Arabia, was the man whose camel discovered the spring ; and he added the remarkable circumstance, that the youngest slaves bore the thirst better than the rest, and that, while the grown-up boys all died, the children reached Egypt in safety.
Page 104 - When thou shalt meet a heirie and say to the rider, ' Peace be between us ;' ere he shall have answered thee, ' There is peace between us,' he will be far off and nearly out of sight ; for his swiftness is like the wind.
Page 26 - Possessing strength and activity surpassing that of most beasts of burthen, docile, patient of hunger and thirst, and contented with small quantities of the coarsest provender, the camel is one of the most valuable gifts of Providence. There is nothing, however, in the external appearance of the animal to indicate the existence of any of its excellent qualities. In form and proportions, it is very opposite to our usual ideas of perfection and beauty. A stout body, having the back disfigured with...
Page 139 - Ababde, who had ten camels with him, thinking that the camels might know better than their masters where water was to be found, desired his comrades to tie him fast upon the saddle of his strongest camel, that he might not fall down from weakness ; and thus he parted from them, permitting his camels to take their own way ; but neither the man nor his camels were ever heard of afterwards.
Page 59 - ... for their clothing and their furniture. Blessed with their Camels, they not only want for nothing, but they even fear nothing. With them they can, in a single day, place a tract of desert, of fifty miles, between them and their enemies, and all the armies in the world would perish in the pursuit of a troop of Arabs. Let any one figure to himself a country without verdure, and without water, a burning sun, a sky always clear, plains covered with sand, and mountains still more parched, over which...
Page 137 - They consisted of five merchants and about thirty slaves, with a proportionate number of camels. Afraid of the robber Naym, who at that time was in the habit of waylaying travellers about the...

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