Animals: To Ghardaia

To Ghardaïa

At el Golea, roses streak the edge of the desert. For this reason tourists in Algeria often see el Golea, but last week the crowds were natives and there were a lot of them. Bets were up in all the native villages along the route; Governor-General Jules Carde had motored from Algiers. At his signal a long line of 17 dromedaries moved forward, at first evenly, then in bunches. They started north along the way to Ghardaïa, running in the soft sand beside the motor road.

Five years ago the U. S....

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