National Geographic : 1921 Jul
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE fectly the mental pic ture of my friend. Her raven hair was neatly parted on as fair a forehead as ever carried jet black brows above soft brown eyes. Her oval face was satiny olive, with a flush of red in the cheeks; her teeth were pearls; her nose was finely molded; but the memorable feature was that she really had the form and carriage of an uncrowned queen. [v companion made a grab for his cam e r a. commandeered my slight knowledge of Arabic, and started off in the direction of his vision in a way that would have frightened a less ca pable woman. She consented to let us snap our cameras at her, and we dashed back to the carriage. A mile farther on, my friend gave a cry of chagrin. He had for MAKING A HOLIDAY OF RICE-HULLING gotten to withdraw The ability of the Chinese to work long hours with little food is the dark slide from well known, but no less remarkable is their ability to smile from his camera. I had not morning to night, in spite of troubles which would worry less shared his enthusiasm philosophical souls. Although this Chinese worker has looked up from his task to register a smile, he has not lost one revolution of to such a disastrous his rice-huller. The lower wheel is fixed and the upper, mounted extent, with the re on a rude wooden axle, is turned by a raised rod. Two small ropes stilt that a picture suspended from a joist above the wooden "millstones" help to steady of our fair model ap the crank. peared in THE GEo habit of carrying heavy jars of water on GRAPHIC several months ago. their heads gave to the women of the One of the vexing problems for the pho Holy Land a queenly carriage. At one tographer is the matter of tips ("back of the roadside springs we halted, and sheesh"). My own rule is never to offer after he had looked over a score or so of or give tips to those who let me take their water-girl candidates for queenly honors, photographs unless they are p-ofessional he was the most disappointed man imag- beggars, hardened in their vice. The inable. Then the cry of "All aboard!" tourist centers of the world have been rang out and the party was about to con- spoiled by those who have distributed ex tinue the ride to Samaria. travagant largesse in return for photo Around a curve of the road there graphic rights. One can be given privi glided a young woman who fitted per- leges that he cannot buy.