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Volume 19, Number 1 January/February 1968

In This Issue

January/February 1968
Death At A Desert Pool
Written by Isaak Diqs
Illustrated by Mouna Bassili

Over the sun-baked brow of the hill the horsemen came... to plead, in the ancient ways, for the life of a boy.

Discovery! The Story Of Aramco Then: Chapter 1: Contact
Written by Wallace Stegner
Illustrated by Don Thompson

Once, the flag followed the missionary, and trade, the flag... Now, in Saudi Arabia, trade came first, and came alone.

The Dusty Shell
Written by William Tracy
Photographed by Tor Eigeland

Over "empty nothingness" curves the arch of Ctesiphon... the last surviving monument of another city lost in time.

Faces By The Nile
Written and photographed by Tor Eigeland

Through the deserts of Sudan and Egypt the river flows... and some 38 million people turn to watch its passing.

Flowers In The Sand
Written and photographed by James P. Mandaville Jr.

Limited as they may be, plants are found in the desert... and hidden in the sand are glimpses of unexpected beauty.

The White Lines And The Black
Written by John Brinton

The Egyptians used it; the Chinese printed cloth with it... the ancient, lovely and difficult art of wood engraving.