SSUMAO TO TALI
with feathers of the Lady Amherst pheasant. Their loads for the most part consisted of small wedges of iron, like bricks, sometimes of bales of cotton. In one day we counted as many as one hundred and fifty animals. Now and then a rising ground was capped by a mud-built watch-tower, in shape like a three-sided sentry-box, 10 feet high,
Carriers met on the Road.
with loopholes, probably relics of the Mussulman war. At greater distances apart upon the hilltops rose obelisks of dazzline white masonry. I rode up to one, and found it to be quadrilateral, about 40 feet high, surmounted by a ball, to which a prickly pear tree had by some means attached itself, perhaps seeded by the man) black