National Geographic : 1962 Aug
First car ride awes two wives of Komodo's chief. Assisted by Helen, they alight in their village, which had never before seen a motor vehicle. Dinah, larger than native dogs, caused a furor. Only Barber Within Miles, Helen Trims Frank's Hair Along the north coast of Flores the authors saved gas by sailing with the tide for four hours, then waiting for eight while the unbalanced cur rent flowed in the other direction. Mangroves grow in salt shallows. 253 Tropical Fisherman Walks a Moonlit Path A curious repugnance to the sea affects many island ers of the Lesser Sundas. Balinese fear the ocean, and Timor tribesmen dis like seafaring. Florinese, on the other hand, catch and consume a fair amount of fish. Adonara and Alor , men dive for pearls. This Balinese hunts shellfish on a shallow reef after sundown.