A little later, as we crossed the long series of small and rugged hills that stretch into the background, across the country, we were suddenly attacked by a large gang of Somali Uarsceik of which there is locked on him, covered with a swarm of arrows, insistently pulling unbelievable. It grew a uproar of the devil, the confrontation was violent and terrible. The enemy had many wounded and some were dead on the ground. Riassaliti again closed in the midst of a hostile crowd that thronged about us, tirandoci with? tinuously barbs and run with frantic fury, not to say that we were agonizing situation. In the darkness of that night, I do not know how many ferimmo, only three or four fell electrocuted by our Wetttrli, and so we could open up the road and spin straight noje and certainly with less accidents.
However, a little 'later in the early hours of the subsequent morning (April 24), we were joined by relatives and friends of the dead have come to ask the "blood money", which of course refused, claiming to be legitimate defense in battle. I was satisfied to have done so to serve the people the death of two Italian officers of the Royal ship 'Time', but arrived in Bisciagle, as other new arrivals were Somalis and camped Abgal claims of gifts, always under the pretext of f blood money ", after endless talk, I give them some liberal tob American cotton, and noje and avoidance of further trouble, fortunately spotted my elder, who tacked a short distance from the beach, it warned approaches and salitovi above with four of my soldiers who had stayed a bit 'battered in the fight of the night, to 8 am ant. the next morning (April 25), we gave back in Athalia.
Just allontanatomi from Athaliah, the Somali tribe Abgal (Hauija) of those surroundings, aware of my trip, they wanted at all costs to prevent, and attack us with the intention to kill us all. Indeed, on the afternoon of April 28, met in the plains of Amarosle three of these compact arrays Somali Abgal, which try to close the road and prevent us reaching the wells. Sent to parliament, but it was useless, and had his back to make shots to disperse rowdy horde of people and ferocious. But only one was killed instantly, through the work of my servant, who took point-blank, others do not know if more or less injured, were dispersed with the crew that ran off, and so I could continue, and rotten rushed to get in a few days Meregh where, rifornitomi of supplies, I sent out the elder with all my stuff in OBBI, with two of my soldiers, because I preserved my luggage at the Sultan Ali Jussuf.
Finally arrived in the Somali Merehan, bent, crossing their country towards S.-O., reaching again the Somali Hauija Uebi River, about 4 ° 30 'lat. No. It was the most difficult period of my expedition, amidst fanatical people, who like the easy betrayal suspicion among Muslim brotherhoods of priests, for whom is the pride and glory kill an infidel, a Christian, to earn heaven.
Rahanuin are the least popular among all Somalis, in constant war with the Galla and Bantu with, tend to south across the river Tana. Those who live on the right bank of the EPO, are commonly called Gobron. The Abgal on the left bank, are the most ferocious enemy of all, some rebels even Islam. The Tuni instead of being between the sea and the low Uebi are the most peaceful, perhaps the only ones who carry the stick instead of the spear. Ùadan, Tunisia, and Bimal Abgal, all that dwell along the coast of the bender, and between Kismaio Uarsceik are commonly known, like the coast, Benadir. The Rahanuin are among the older Somali Semiticized.
The angry mob was led by quell'Abdulla Alima, authors of the Volta, and who had hurried down from Paraguay when he realized that we were Italians and they knew who he was. The screaming could be heard distinctly as a man possessed: "Give him to them, accoppateli, but no injuries camels are our property and we take everything, what are these Italians? We are not afraid, we have seen what they have been able to do with their guns. They are good for nothing. Me! me! "
The young friend Guled Farah had attended their meetings, their discussions about and heard their cries of war, ensuring that a good number of them, excited by greed and lust for revenge, we were outnumbered by lying in wait .
I thanked him, gave him a gift, I ordered to load the camels, appliances cleaned their weapons and handed out cartridges to my soldiers. I resumed running after an hour.
Here, after organising his caravan of twenty-five camels, his troubles commenced. In order to reach Guelidi in safety, he secured, after one month's pourparlers, 250 men us an escort from the Sheikh Omar Yusnf, Sultan of the province, and brother of the notorious Ahmed Yusuf, who was a sort of modern Nero. Scarcely had he left Mogadixo, however, when his escort mutinied ; and his passage was barred at first by the Abgal Bedouins, whom his party eluded, and afterwards by the Wadans, who pillaged and scattered his caravan.
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