[May 8th 1916]
ther than crumbling sand. The animals enjoy the change even more than ourselves; they are now all eagerly devouring the succulent pasture.
Tuesday: May 9th 1916: Camp El Sakhariya
All the morning marching over this splendid pasture land. It is a wonderful expanse of green, a smooth unbroken plain of short, sweet grass, as even as a well mown lawn. So smooth and regular is its surface that the slightest undulation immediately attracts the attention. Nothing was seen until near the end of the march to break this uniformity but an occasional low smooth-backed mound rising from the grassy plain. I walked over two of these mounds and found them covered with fragments of broken pottery. They must be buried