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A Tour from Gibraltar to Tangiers, Sallee, Mogodore, Santa Cruz, Tarudant ; and thence over Mount dias to Morocco.
of a ship reversed. They are dyed black, are broad, and very low. The tent of the Shaik or governor is considerably larger than any of the others, and is placed in a conspicuous part of the camp. These camps are named by the Arabs Douhars, and the number of tents in them vary according to the proportion of people in the tribe or family. Some of the Douhars contain only four or five, while others consist of near a hundred. The camp forms either a complete circle or an oblong square, but the first is most common. The cattle, which are left to graze at large in the day. are carefully secured within the boundaries at night. In all the camps the tents are closed on the north side, and are quite open on the south, by which means they escape the cold northerly winds so prevalent in this country during the winter season. The Arabs who inhabit these encampments are in many respects a very different race of people from the Moors who inhabit the towns. They latter, from being in general more affluent, from their intercourse, with Furopeans, and from their different education, they have introduced luxuries, and imbibed ideas, of which the others are entirely ignorant. From their strong family attachments indecd, as well from their inveterate prejudices in favour of antient customs, these tribes of Arabs appear to be at a vast distance from a state of civilization. As this fingular people associate continually in tribese their marriages are confined to their own family; and so strićt are they in the observance of this attachment. that they will not permit who is not some degree, related to them to inhabit the same camp with themselves. The husband, wife, and children all-sleep in the same tent, commonly on a pallet of sheep-skins, but sometimes on the bare ground. The children remain with their parents till they marry, when the friends of each party