A tribe living on the banks of the Nile between Wadi Halfa and Assuan are called Barabra.
The house lay behind a newly dug pond filled with water to the brink and with banks still bare of grass.
I see far inland the banks which the stream anciently washed, before science began to record its freshets.
There was distrust in the minds of the depositors, especially those whose holdings were small, and most of the banks were, at a very early period, subjected to the strain of repaying a large proportion of their deposits as they fell due.
The lake is nowhere of great depth, and about midway numerous mud-banks, marshes, islands and dense growths of aqueous plants stretch across its surface.