During our stay here I engaged a man to swim over to the island opposite, to purchase some durra flour and dates.
Maloosray had brought a hundred of his brethren in that durra, and he had promised them the plunder.
The country, in the vicinity, contains many villages, and was covered with plantations of durra beans and fields of cotton.
These are still cultivated, and maize and durra have been added.
They made land here, in the durra Creek, and accordingly the church was built at the place where they set foot.
durra may be regarded as the principal corn plant of Africa.
The chief grain crops are durra and barley, and date palms are extensively cultivated.
Wheat and barley are sown in winter, and in spring, summer and autumn several kinds of durra, especially ksob and gafoli.
"I—I can lead a durra on the house," said Lukshmun hesitatingly.
Save under stress of famine cattle are never killed for food, the people subsisting largely on durra.