A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483167756, 9781483195230

A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland

1st Edition

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Authors: Frances Swayne
eBook ISBN: 9781483195230
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 1st January 1907
Page Count: 184
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A Woman's Pleasure Trip in Somaliland provides a detailed and descriptive account of how a woman could pleasantly spend three winter months in a country where many of the fancied necessaries of a civilized life are absent.

Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the geographical description of Somaliland. This text then describes her arrival at Aden. Other chapters consider the Somalis' natural way of ascertaining the time. This book discusses as well Somalis' belief in the theory that mosquitos give fever, which was commented on in printed reports on Somaliland some years before medical science took the matter up. The final chapter deals with the author's concluding remarks about the exceptional attention, consideration, and willing service that she had experienced during her three month's stay in Somaliland.

This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested to learn about Somaliland and its people.

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Introductory

Reasons for Writing the Book, and also for Selecting Somaliland as the Scene of a Pleasure Trip

Short Sketch of the Recent Military Operations

Wedding at Aden

Chapter II. Approaching Berbera

The Residency

Description of Berbera

Afternoon Visitors

Efficiency of Somali Servants

Departure Up Country

Escort of Camel Corps

First Halt

Somalis' Care of the Animals

The Commissioner's Mail

Camp at Lower Sheikh

Ascent of the Pass to Upper Sheikh

Chapter III. Description of the Camp at Sheikh, and Camp Life

Christmas Day in Camp

Party of Dervishes Arrive

A Hadji Aged Ioi

A Giddy Young Wife

A Matrimonial Difference

How Somalis Keep their Word

The Native Militia and their Mobility

The "Mad" Mulla's Commercial Caravan

Dress of Somalis, Both Men and Women

Styles of Hairdressing

Religious Observances

Chapter IV. Curious Plants

"Jack's" Adventures with Hyyenas

Distress Caused by the War

Establishment of Relief Camps for Gathering Aloe Fibre

Infantile "Misakins" or Paupers

Chapter V. Visit to Friends

Start to Ascend Waggar, the Highest Mountain

Inspection of Military Ponies

Camp with no Water

Camels as Mountaineers

Sending Out a Scout to Look for Rain

"Arabia Aromatica" Ascent of Four Peaks

A would-be Murderer, and a Horse Dealer

Somalis as Litter Bearers

Chapter VI. Sunday Picnics

Natural Way of Ascertaining the Time

Ressaldar-Major Musa Farah

His Daughter's Marriage Festivities

Last Interviews with Ahmed

Chapter VII. Rough Road

Unusual Rain

Laying a Telegraph Wire Under Difficulties

Number of Animals Forming Caravan

Description of Dara-Ass

Garden at Armali, Energetic Gardeners Possibilities of Dara-Ass as a Health Resort

Storm at Dara-Ass

Visit of an Aden Friend Return to Sheikh

Chapter VIII. Departure from Sheikh

Stay at Lower Sheikh

Visit to Dubar and its Fort

Exciting Night Adventure with Three Hyænas

Arrival at Berbera

The Ressaldar-Major's Presents

Farewells to Both White and Black Friends

Remarks on Somali Character


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