by John Lewis Burckhardt
from Goz, had
begun to infest the caravan route; several parties of traders had already been plundered by him, and the abovementioned
caravan shared the same fate on its return to Egypt in October Nam was killed in December by a numerous armedarmed cheap Raiders jerseys
caravan from Sennaar; and the roads then became safe. The traders, however, still delayed their
departure. They were apprized that the southern countries on the borders of the Nile, were severely suffering from
famine; the crops of Dhourra had failed from a scanty inundation, and such was said to be the effect of famine, thatthat cheap Raiders jersey
poor Negroes had killed each other, for a few measures of Dhourra. The merchants foresaw that the expense to be incurred
in feeding their slaves would eat up all their profits, and therefore determined to wait till the next harvest.
During this time I had established my principal quarters at Esne, which is three days journey from Daraou, the place
from whence the caravan takes its departure. Not wishing to be much known, I keptkept cheap Raiders jerseys from china
as little company as possible, dressed
myself in the poorest dress of an inhabitant of Egypt, and spent as little money as I possibly could, the daily expense,
of myself, servant, dromedary, and ass, being about one shilling and sixpence; my horse cost me sixteen pence per month.
Yet, with all this I could not help creating some suspicion of my being a rich man, or of my having had the good luck to
find a treasure. I was fearful of engaging in any traffic because it would have obliged me to mix with the merchants, and
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that of a man who lives
upon his income without employment. Every body is either a cultivator or a merchant, or in some public service; and to be
able to live without begging, and without belonging to any of those classes appears very strange, and exposes the
individual to the suspicion of having chests full of dollars.
I had been several times at Daraou to look after the caravan, and to become acquainted with the leading people. About
the middle of February my correspondent at that place sent a messenger to Esne, to acquaint me that every thing was ready
for departure. I went there, but the traders still delayed; and it was not until a fortnight
afterwards that the signal of departure from Daraou was given.
Daraou is a considerable village, about ten hours north of Assouan, on the east bank of the Nile. Its inhabitants are
partly Fellahs of Egypt, and partly Arabs Ababde, many of whom have become settlers in the villages south of Goft, as far
as Assouan; but who still keep aa china cheap Raiders jerseys
part of their families in the mountains; living there like Bedouins, during the season,