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QUAINT CUSTOMS OF WORLD'S QUEER PEOPLE
NO FLIRTING ALLOWED THERE!
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A Belle of Muscat, Arabia;Her Stylish Veil.
Never been to Arabia, of course.
Neither have we. But it is very in
teresting mostly desert, with half
wild tribes of people who live in tents
and on horse and camel-back, travel
ing with their flocks fronrone green
spot or oasis to another.
Arabia, 'however, has 'some cities,
and one of the most important is
Muscat, on the southeastern, coast.
Practically all its people are Moham
medans the faith that gives religion
to hundreds of millions of theworld'a
people in Asia and i Africa. All -Mohammedan
women must wear some
sort' of covering over their faces
when in public and -while most of
'them covet their faces completely
with veils, you see, here and there, an
effort to be distinctive. The Muscat
belle in -the picture wears the most
fashionable-style of veil in Southern
v" "Take a sly glance at those three
Arab beauties," says a traveler writ
ing' of his experience in the streets
of Muscat. "Unfortunately, we can
onlylsuppose them to be young and
pretty, for their features are closely
.. veiled, by a. kind of mask of red or
black silk, not unlike those worn by
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