National Geographic : 1929 Jun
THE "THIRD DEGREE" IN CENTRAL ASIA On the borders of Turkestan a Mongol, "put to the question" to dis cover whether he knows anything about the theft of a pony, receives on his bared back 360 lashes of a riding whip. The Chinese consider too much leniency a sign of weakness in ruling tribes. HIS FARE IS AS FRUGALAS THE PRETENDED DIET OFFRIAR TUCK In utterly desert countrycamels arefedfrom nose bags-one double handful of barley or driedpeas toeach animal every 24hours. Atsight of a man carrying these ration-holders thewhole herd will rush toward the tent.