. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. e head covering is a red fez,round which those who can aftbrdit wind a turban. The peasantwomen wear a still shorter gown of similar material, with cotton drawersor trousers, and a head-veil. The food of the peasantry consists of millet or maize bread, milkand cheese, small salt fish, cucumbers and gourds, onions, lentils, beansand other pulse, and dates. They seldom taste fl

. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. e head covering is a red fez,round which those who can aftbrdit wind a turban. The peasantwomen wear a still shorter gown of similar material, with cotton drawersor trousers, and a head-veil. The food of the peasantry consists of millet or maize bread, milkand cheese, small salt fish, cucumbers and gourds, onions, lentils, beansand other pulse, and dates. They seldom taste fl Stock Photo
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. The world's inhabitants; or, Mankind, animals, and plants; being a popular account of the races and nations of mankind, past and present, and the animals and plants inhabiting the great continents and principal islands. e head covering is a red fez, round which those who can aftbrdit wind a turban. The peasantwomen wear a still shorter gown of similar material, with cotton drawersor trousers, and a head-veil. The food of the peasantry consists of millet or maize bread, milkand cheese, small salt fish, cucumbers and gourds, onions, lentils, beansand other pulse, and dates. They seldom taste flesh meat.The women are in great subjection, often not eating with theirhusbands, carrying all burdens, and doing all drudger3^ In a number ofrespects the peasantry are in a low state of morals and intelligence, Character ^^^*^S^^ patient and enduring almost be3ond belief. Many ofthe worst Bedouin customs cling to them. Family and tribalfeuds persist, and blood reveuge is exacted. Unfaithfulness in a wife isoften punished with death. But, as Mr. Stanley Lane-Poole says, manyof his vices are the vices of servitude. He has been so long trampled downthat he has forgotten how to stand upright; he has been so systematic-. FELLAHEEN. Food. THE EGYPTIANS. 539 ally robbed, that he tries a little thieving on his own account; he is thevictim of such rapacious greed that he has become avaricious himself;he has known so much of the lies of his rulers that he has found it usefulto lie to them in return. Fortunately, under English influence, theexactions to which the fellah had formerly to submit have been muchreduced and made more gentle in their mode of levying; and forcedlabour on public works is largely discontinued and on the way tocomplete abandonment. The Copts, or Christian descendants of the ancient Egyptians, arenot more than 150, 000. Although in early Christian times they mixedmuch with Greeks and Abyssinians, they are wonderfully likethe Egyptians of the monuments, and differ so li

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