National Geographic : 1935 Sep
Photograph by Alfred M. Bailey ATO ASHAGRI WAS THE VETERAN ETHIOPIAN LEADER OF THE AUTHOR'S CARAVAN In his left hand are his helmet and a fly-swatter. He blew a bugle to give orders to porters, muleteers, and loadmen. Ashagri is about 55, speaks Galla, Amharic, and a little English. He enjoyed life on the march, and was useful as a judge in disputes, or in any tight place calling for leadership. ©Alex Stocker THIRD-CLASS PASSENGERS ON ETHIOPIA'S ONLY RAILROAD REACH OUT FOR THEIR LUNCH From Djibouti, capital ofFrench Somaliland, anarrow-gauge line runs southwest some 500 miles toAddis Ababa. The train leaves the coast at dawn, passengers spending two nights atstopovers, and reaches thecapital on the third day. As there are nodiners, food ispurchased along the way.