Stew was with a field mapping party in the northwest near Jordan when I butchered his hair. But he needed a trim! The camels, so numerous when I worked in Arabia, must be fewer now. Trucks have replaced them as transport, even in the pastoral tribes. Perhaps they are still bred for milk and meat and for racing. Race meets are held in Riyadh even now for both horses and camels. Pumping stations for the Trans-Arabian Pipeline (Tapline) were a welcome source of supplies for parties in the field when they were constructed in the early fifties to boost oil along the 1100-mile pipeline to the Mediterranean.