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There is not a more stirring story in the history of travel than that of Colonel A. H. MacMAhon, who was recently completed the survey of the boundaries between Afghanistan and Persia. A great part of the way lay through absolutely waterless and unknown desert, and the work cost us the lives of no fewer than 50 men out of the 1,500 who devoted two and a haff years to the arduous work. During the last winter but one all the jackals and wolves with which the country abounds went mad and attacked men and animals'. [Pour members of the mission were bitten, and one died raving. Then one terrible night a mad wolf ran amok in the camp. A frightful blizzard with wind blowing at 120 miles an hour was raging, and daring its progress the demented animal raged about the camp. Before it could be despatched it bit seventy-eight camels and one horse. The horse and forty-eight camels died of hydrophobia.

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COLONEL MACMAHON., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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COLONEL MACMAHON. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 21, 7 September 1907

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