She had been familiar with most herbs and their uses since she was a child, due to her father's business, but she had never actually seen the herbs growing.
This fact and their reports of the immense herds of elephants which roamed the bush led Simon van der Stell, then governor at Cape Town, to despatch (1689) the ship " Noord " to Port Natal, with instructions to her commander to open up a trade in ivory and to acquire possession of the bay.
This did not save her from the Pharaoh, who took her into the royal harem and enriched Abram with herds and servants.
Two women would scatter herbs before her funeral procession which should be accompanied by a fiddler.
Sitting beside her in the car, I describe what I see from the window--hills and valleys and the rivers; cotton-fields and gardens in which strawberries, peaches, pears, melons, and vegetables are growing; herds of cows and horses feeding in broad meadows, and flocks of sheep on the hillside; the cities with their churches and schools, hotels and warehouses, and the occupations of the busy people.