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170   Art of f Travel.

to prevent their slipping inwards : the shoes are tied to the eyelet-bolts by a cord.

The complete apparatus, in a very portable form, can be bought at Messrs. Brown's, 165, Piccadilly.


Mosquito 1Vets and their Substitutes.-A mosquito-curtain

may be taken for suspension over the bed, or place where you sit ; but it is dangerous to read in them by candle-light, for they catch fire very easily. (See " Incombustible Stuffs.") It is very pleasant, in hot, mosquito-plagued countries, to take the glass sash entirely out of the window-frame, and replace it with one of gauze. Broad network, :if of fluffy thread, keeps wasps out. The darker a house is kept, the less willing are flies, &c., to flock in. If sheep and other cattle be hurdledin near the house, the nuisance of flies, &c., becomes almost intolerable.


Chairs,-It is advisable to take very low strong and roomy
camp-stools, with tables to
correspond in height, as
a chamber is much less
choked up when the seats
are low, or when people
sit, as in the East, on the
ground. The seats should
not be- more than 1 foot
high,'though as wide and deep as an ordinary footstool. Habit
very soon reconciles travellers to this ; but without a seat at
all, a man can never write,
draw, nor calculate as well
as if he had one. The stool
represented in the figure
(above), is a good pattern : it
has a full-sized seat made of
canvas or leather, or of strips
of dressed hide. A milk
man's stool, supported by
only one peg, is quickly made
in the bush, and is not very
The common rush-bottomed chair can be

inconvenient,

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