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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.
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
Description of Berbera
Efficiency of Somali Servants
Departure Up Country
Escort of Camel Corps
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
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
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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- © Butterworth-Heinemann 2007
- 1st January 1907
- eBook ISBN:
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