National Geographic : 1932 Mar
Photograph by Felix A STORY TELLER HOLDS SPELLBOUND HIS CREDULOUS AUDIENCE IN THE SOUKS OF MARRAKECH He may be reciting some timeworn tale of an Infidel battle of long ago, because word of mouth is one ofthe ways of recording history inthis land of few books and newspapers, or he may be extolling the goods of some neighboring merchant. And no stranger audience ever assembled than these groups of gaping onlookers. A tribal chieftain may rub elbows with a slave of The Glaoui, or stand next toaveiled woman with sparkling eyes and the golden slippers of the professional dancer. A noble patriarch with princely bearing and burnoose white as snow may twirl his beads next toagroup of husky Mokhazni cavalrymen with silver daggers at their belts and World War medals on their blue cloaks.