Southern Arabia by Mabel BentSouthern Arabia by Mabel Bent

Southern Arabia

byMabel Bent

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Excerpt: ...not that now recommended by the Royal Geographical Society, to which I have adhered myself. The year before, when we were embarking for England on board a Messageries steamer at Aden, we noticed an Indian gentleman standing in the angle of the landing of the ladder to let us and our baggage pass, and little we thought how well we should know that Indian gentleman, and he on his side had no inkling how far he would travel, two successive years, with all that baggage around him; it would have been so interesting could we have guessed. Imam Sharif was returning from Zanzibar, and leaving that ship to tranship for India. 226 Map of Dhofar and the Gara-Range Surveyed by Imam Sharif, Khan Bahadur. to illustrate the explorations of Mr. J. THEODORE BENT. Stanford's Geog.l Estab.t, London London: Smith, Elder & Co. 227 DHOFAR AND THE GARA MOUNTAINS CHAPTER XVIII MERBAT AND AL HAFA After returning from our expedition to the Hadhramout in 1894 we determined the next winter to attempt the ambitious adventure of making a journey overland right across Southern Arabia from Maskat to Aden. On our way we hoped to revisit the Hadhramout, to explore those portions which we had been compelled to leave unvisited the former winter, and so to fill up the large blank space which still exists on the map of this country. Experience taught us that our plan was impracticable; the only possible way of making explorations in Arabia is to take it piecemeal, to investigate each district separately, and by degrees to make a complete map by patching together the results of a number of isolated expeditions. Indeed, this is the only satisfactory way of seeing any country, for on a great through journey the traveller generally loses the most interesting details. My husband again, to our great satisfaction, had Imam Sharif, Khan Bahadur, placed at his disposal; and, as the longest way round was the quickest and best, we determined to make our final preparations in India, and meet...
Title:Southern ArabiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:August 23, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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