National Geographic : 1927 Dec
738 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE Photograph by American Colony Photographers A LASTING CLUE TO THE ISRAELITE TRAIL The springs of Sinai, bitter or sweet, give the best indication of where the Children of Israel camped, for even the bitter ones are the centers for a certain amount of herbage and shade, and the camels like brackish water. Stilted in stride, haughty with pride, the camel is a baby, lacking in spirit. To get one to kneel, the Arab clears his throat with a "kh-kh-kh," and if that fails, pulls the camel's beard. To anchor a ship of the desert, the lower part of the fore leg is tied flat against the upper part.