National Geographic : 1935 Nov
"OUT OF PITY I TRADED WITH THE BUTCHER WOMAN!" This Mohammedan shopkeeper is being sued by an Asmara woman butcher for 10 thalers (about $3.25) in addition to goods exchanged. "Her meat was as bad as the sheep which graze among barren rocks," the shopkeeper tells the judge, "as old, tough, and evil smelling." "AND DID SHENOT ACCEPT MY GOODS?" "I gave her olive oil that flowed soft and clear from the ladle," con tinues the shopkeeper with indignation. "My sugar was white as snow. I demand her impudent claim berejected; that she beenjoined from annoying me and claiming more money than allhersheep are worth !"