National Geographic : 1931 Nov
ONIONS FOR THE STEW Because of the swarms of ants that everywhere plague the gardens, and the pigs and chickens that are privileged members of every community, the natives of the Orinoco grow all tender vegetables in containers set well above the ground. Old dugout canoes are in demand for this purpose. RAMON TAKES ATURN AT THE HELM Although lashed alongside the launches, the clumsy piraguas, inwhich the Expedition cargo wascarried, had tobe steered, especially through whirlpools and rapids. These boats were covered aft with ashelter of thatch as a protection against the torrential rains.