National Geographic : 1964 Dec
without hesitation Mahmud began to dig and bush jacket, and, walking very carefully, we uncovered six buff-colored oblongs. They carried the bricks to the surviving arch of the looked like cakes of laundry soap, pierced bridge. We laid some crumbling pieces on the with a central hole big enough to put your ground and touched a match to them. thumb through. Molded into the deadly bricks With a flaring rush, an orange flame shot were "N. G. P. F."-National Gun Powder into the air (page 798). Later, I took several Factory-"15 oz." and "1915." With the cakes specimens back to Amman with me, carrying were waxy bottle-cork-shaped detonators, them on my lap well away from the detona made to fit into the hole in each cake. tors, and wincing every time the Land-Rover 802 I put the detonators in the pockets of my bounced through a rut.