Beduins of the inner desert are a fine, proud people, generally of
commanding figure, erect, lithe, and taut as steel, with a stamp of
nobility set on their features by generations of freedom
As this peasant woman turns her little, old-fashioned hand mill, she sees
around her that marvellous wreck of Northern Arabian power in the pagan
age, which Macedonians and Romans tried in vain for centuries to conquer.
Her people are now so lacking in courage that they have to share their
crops with the war-like Beduins who control the surrounding desert