National Geographic : 1936 Jan
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE THESE TWO TROUT FISHERS HAVE NO SPORTSMEN'S SCRUPLES When the Tungan storekeeper's son set out for the river to stock the family larder with fish, he went armed with this home-made net. The catch justified his undisputed claim of being the best fisherman in the village. Even while forcing his net through the water, he must carry a horsewhip, which seems to be a badge of masculinity. TURHAN BEG HAS A WAY WITH THE LADIES Kazaks and Kirghiz are playful as children. Both men and busy women are always ready for a joke or sportive scuffle. When the author wheeled about to photograph this lone woman rider coming along the trail, Turhan Beg held up the proceedings to rein his horse at her side. "It would be a shame," he said, "to take a picture merely of a woman!"