[April 28th 1916]
forwards with the changing stream. They must often be carried far out into the broad river as I have seen both frogs and tortoises drifting helplessly in the navigate waterway or being swept in a rushing flood through the mouth of the river Euphrates. The frogs may be carried on the ebbing stream for long distances, and, on the inflow, reach another channel far away from their original home. and people the new channel with the waterweed that has adhered to their bodies. In Summer, this frog, like every other living creature in the country, seeks shade during the heat of the day. Large numbers congregate in the sheltered side of the palm trunks and many of them make a very good effort to climb the tree.