On both sides the vast circulate humanity shrank from Ra’s seething disc. The shaduf staff had deserted their skin-covered buckets and bamboo poles to hunt protect from the warmth underneath a straggling tree or a straw mat increased on stalks of ripe sugar-cane. The boats of the fishermen lay in little coves, the place the sails have been unfold as awnings to colour their crews. The fellaheen workers had all retired to their clay huts to sleep via this fiercest interval of the afternoon heat.
On the Nile, despite the fact that, a small steam dahabeah puffed lazily alongside, stemming with its gradual movement the sweep of the amazing river towards the ocean. The Arab stoker, bare and sweating, stood so far as attainable from the little boiler and watched it with a glance of absolute repulsion upon his swarthy face. The engineer, additionally an Arab, lay stretched upon the deck part asleep, yet with either ears alert to capture any sound that may denote the truth that the straining, rickety engine used to be failing to accomplish its complete responsibility. again of the tiny cabin sat the dusky steersman, as bare and inert as his fellows, whereas lower than the deck awning reclined the single white guy of the occasion, a tender Englishman clothed in khaki knickerbockers and a white silk blouse good open on the throat.
There have been no travelers in Egypt at this season. for those who discover a white guy at the Nile in April, he's both connected to a couple exploration celebration engaged in excavations or a central authority worker from Cairo, Assyut or Luxor, bent upon an pressing mission...
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