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Handsome is as Handsome Does Wielding the Fly-Whisk at a Baker's Shop

HANDSOME IS AS HANDSOME DOES

WIELDING THE FLY-WHISK AT A BAKER'S SHOP

Good looks are of no avail for the men of the Cameroon tribes; deeds of prowess alone can attract feminine favours. Nevertheless, the carefully-arranged coiffure of this native of Bana bespeaks more than a suspicion of personal vanity Shops in the native quarter of Tunis are merely square windowless apertures in the walls of the foetid, swelteringly hot souks, or market places. Each souk has its particular trade, and in every shop, especially those where bread or meat or fruit is sold, the merchant squats or, with a long-tailed fly-whisk, vainly tries to keep off the flies that are the horrible plague of Tunis