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THE TRACK OF THE MOORS

modern appliances

the old

methods, rarely yielded human What sacrificial of life. their waters save at the price marked these desert scenes, the darksolemnity must have primitive

skinned, bare-limbed Arab, who, anointed and purified by prayer, and with words of farewell upon his lips, was lowered amidst dead silence into the depths of sand to grapple alone with the gurgling

MIn the Sahara.

forces of Nature.

No more

certain

"Open Sesame"

the successful tapping of artesian wells, and well French Fountains of Peace.

than this

named

—

are the

But the evening falls and the shadow of the palms is cool and of calm. Fitting symbol is the lovely tree of the only struggle the desert, that struggle between life and death, not between If the effort of survival has absorbed the progress and decay. soul's existence, the palm remains the emblem of physical resistNay, ance, growing faster, so it is said, when weighed down.

very emblem of all the races of Islam and the lands they conquered, as it was to the ancient pagan the

more than

that,

it is

as the

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