National Geographic : 1921 Apr
390 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE A PERSIAN KHAN WITH HIS BODYGUARD On account of the numerous bands of marauding bandits which infest the highways, a traveler in Persia does not venture forth without a guard of armed retainers. Photographs by E. K . De Witt PERSIAN HUNTERS WITH THE FRUITS OF THEIR CHASE, A WILD BOAR The jungles in the semi-tropical Caspian Sea region fairly teem with wild boars, which render themselves doubly unclean and obnoxious to the Moslem peasants by their never ceasing inroads on the rice fields. These doughty hunters have not only proudly demon strated their skill with their antiquated flint-lock muskets, but are very evidently satisfied at having disposed of one more hated marauder.