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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.

bleached to whiteness under the burning sun, and in great part still (tarrying the dried-up cartilage and muscle which had not yet fully left their support. Here, perhaps, a leg, there a skull, elsewhere the full skeleton—each sadly reading the same history—the

PSM V53 D200 At a spring of the desert.jpg
At the "Springs" of the Desert.

attempted passage of the Sahara and the fall by the roadside. In the course of the day we came upon the parts of probably not less than fifty animals, most of them camels; the remains of a few mules and donkeys were added to these, but their scarcity plainly showed