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Fish Catch. - The most important among the many rivers of Afghanistan is the Kabul, whose source is 11,500 feet above sea level. Foaming and turgid storms the river into the Indus Valley, until its muzzling by the Indus many waterfalls and slipstreams later. The Afghan rivers cannot be traversed by ship, but fish catching is pursued diligently, by the fishermen sitting in a large leather or earthenware pot, that he deftly knows how to steer. The nomadic Hilmen live in tents, in which one room is set aside for women.

[Translated from German on back of Liebig's Meat Extract advertising card from 1910.]


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