National Geographic : 1914 Jan
1,7 1 THEI OLD WELL Photo by Lehnert and Landrock The most dreaded scourge in Algeria and Tunisia is the locust. "It seems incredible that a thing so small and insignificant is so difficult to destroy. Build great fires and the swarms of crawling, wriggling nymphs will smother them, those in front being burned by millions, and those in the rear pushing on and passing over the burned bodies of the leaders. They will block and fill up a sluggish African stream, and the millions in the rear will pass over unharmed" (see text, page 83).