168 Art of Travel.
Permanent Camp.-The accompanying sketch shows a tent pitched for a lengthened habitation. It has a deep drain, a
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seat and table dug out, and a fireplace. (See the following paragraphs.)
Lost Articles.-Small articles are constantly mislaid and trampled in the sand of the floor of the tent. In searching for them, the ground should be disturbed as little as possible it is a usual plan to score its surface in parallel lines, with a thin wand. It would be well worth while to make a small light rake to use for this purpose.
Precautions against Thieves.-Natives are apt to creep up to tents, and, putting their hands under the bottom of them, to steal whatever they can : a hedge of thorn-bushes is a protection against this kind of thieving. In some countries a net, with three or four bells attached to it, is thrown over the packages inside a tent. Strings tied horizontally, a foot above the ground, from package to package, are found effective in tripping intruders, See also " Guns set as Spring-guns."
Furniture.-The luxuries and elegances practicable in tentlife, are only limited by the means of transport, Julius Cesar,
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