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economised, by far the best way of using it is after the Mahomedan fashion. An attendant pours a slender stream from a jug, which the man who washes himself receives in his hands and distributes over his person.

Bath-ylove.-Fold a piece of very coarse towel in two parts : lay your hand upon it, and mark its outline rudely ; then guided by the outline, cut

it out : sew the two pieces l i~lll~l together, along their edges, and the glove is made. It is inexpensive, and portable, and as good a detergent as horsehair gloves or flesh-brushes.

Brushes.-It is well to

know how to make a brush,whether for clothes, boots, or hair, and the

accompanying section of one will explain itself. Bristles are usually employed, but fibres of various kinds may be used.


General Remarks.-The most bulky, and often the heaviest, parts of a traveller's equipment are his clothes, sleeping-mat, and blankets : nor is it at all desirable that these should be stinted in quantity; for the hardship that most tries a man's constitution and lays the seeds of rheumatism, dysentery, and fever, is that of enduring the bitter cold of a stormy night, which may happen to follow an exhausting day of extreme heat or drenching wet. After many months' travel and camping, the constitution becomes far less susceptible of injury from cold and damp, but in no case is it ever proof against their influence. Indeed, the oldest travellers are ever those who go the most systematically to work, in making their sleeping-places dry and warm. Unless a traveller makes himself at home and comfortable in the bush, he will never be quite contented with his lot; but will fall into the bad habit of looking forwards to the end of his journey, and to his