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The Afghans

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Somo old Indian officers cali them "niggers,"or "demi-savages." Yet most of theni have fine features and splendid ! physique. They are said to cali themselves "Beni-Israel," and to trace their descent from King Saul. Tlieir Hebrew physiognomy, the división into tribes bearing the familiar appellation of Israel. Jusef, and Ibrahim, theiï custom of avenging blood, and of changing their possessions every fortieth year (a posi sible comiption of the jubilee), mak e the hypothesis at least interesting. The hill tribeR wfcè inhabit the borders are people whose hand is against every ! man, and. "me them 'u'e neminally subject to the Arneer, there is no real suzerain, and no common national feeling, unless it be the universal i hostility to the "Feringhee," or foreign1 er These "Pathans," as they are usually called, speak the Pushtoo language wbile the name of Afglian inclades all the inhabitants. Their religión iá of the kind which, after rendenng to Allah the prayers, ablutions, nnd fasta supposed to" be his due, leaves them free to indulge their natural instincts. The women, who are usually pretty, are I roere household drudges. They are ! often, however, the occasion of a relent! less blood feud, the proseeutiou of wlnVli throncli loue years is looked


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