National Geographic : 1928 Aug
GRAIN THRESHERS Slaves keep the oxen circling upon the straw, and as the sun climbs high in the heavens clothes are reduced to a minimum. This old fellow was reluctant to pose in his working costume, but wanted to throw on his chamma, which is over his left arm (see, also, page 135). The fact that he is a slave does not affect his good nature. AN ITINERANT COPTIC PRIEST A large percentage of the men ofEthiopia are priests, and the expedi tion often met mendicantfriars. With all his worldly possessions upon his head or back and often carrying aparasol and aflyswitch, such a solitary traveler trudges from one end ofhis world toanother, but he may join a caravan for safety against brigands.