There is no place for sympathy in the rough struggle of the desert

TCD MS 10516 folio 69 recto

TCD MS 10516 folio 69 recto

[12th October 1916] the rent carcass over the back of a camel. Indeed I saw no better means by which they could remove this monster.

Insects. A very few remarks on Insects. I was surprised to see that common butterfly, Colias hyale, at the outskirts of the desert. The altitudinal distribution of this species is worth examination.
A note on ants of the genus myrmecocystus may be added to my observations in India. – There is no place for sympathy in the rough struggle of the desert; they dash upon their wounded companions, drag them hastily into the nest. The injured call forth no compassion, their presence scarcely excites alarm. A few of the more energetic workers, fearing danger at the sight of an injured ant, may drag a little sand to the entrance of the