National Geographic : 1929 Dec
KINDLINESS CHARACTERIZES THE SHEIK OF KUFR MALEK Though Abu Dahoud is a Mohammedan, he gave the author his first introduction to the Christmas nights with the shepherds. The venerable village chief stands in his doorway telling his Moslem beads. AS THEY ENTER THE FOLD, SHEEP PASS UNDER THE ROD This method of counting the flocks dates from thetime ofAbraham. The shepherd stands at thedoor and makes note ofeach animal asit comes in.