National Geographic : 1919 Jul
KIRGIHIZ, OR FAT-RUL'M', SIHIEE' OF CINTR\AL ASIA (SEE PAGE 83) In Syria, where the fat-tailed sheep are fed by hand, the fat of the tail forms the basis of some of the most delicious and indigestible pastries, and the tail develops until it touches the ground, and sometimes is so heavy that it must be supported by a trailer on wheels. HOSPITALITY IN TIlE HOIME OF A WEALTHY BOKIIARAN The host, on the right, owner of 8oo Karakuls, spoke to the native dialect-Russian interpreter, holding the fan, who communicated with the author through the Russian English interpreter, who is taking the photograph. Questions and responses went to the host through the same channel. Some one has spoken of talking through an interpreter as "compound fracture of speech, followed by mortification."