On many of the islets numerous tropical fruits are found growing wild, but they are no doubt escapes from cultivation, just as the large herds of wild cattle, horses, donkeys, pigs, goats and dogs - the last large and fierce - which occur abundantly on most of the islands have escaped from domestication.
There were several small vehicles, several more men with donkeys, and a slew of boats departing the harbor for the morning catch.
Horses are bred to some extent, while the native race of donkeys is remarkably small in size.
Cattle, sheep, mules and donkeys are sent in large numbers to Egypt.
There are very few roads; goods are transported on camels, or on horses and donkeys in the hilly tracts.