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In The Prophets Camel Bell by Margaret Laurence the author described the Somalians as loyal to the belief in Allah strong and hardy people inscrutable and they were full of hatred towards the Englishmen The Somalians were extremely faithful in the belief of Allah that their belief made them endurable and strength They never curse for their miserable fate they rather accepted it because they believed in a God of ultimate mercy who at the Last Day would restore all things94 During the Jilal season many people and camels died of thirst but these people still kept thinking - though He slay me yet will I trusted in Him64 This belief saved their heart and their souls from breaking They thought that they wouldnt change anything if Allah intended something to happen to them Nevertheless this fatalism didnt weaken them by contrast they became tougher that they wouldnt waste themselves in fury and desperation There was a scene that Margaret described a woman with her child which she couldnt forget Margaret gave her a cup of water and the woman let her child to drink first without spilling a drop Then she brushed a hand across the childs mouth and licked her palm so that no moisture would be wasted With that trivial amount of water she kept going to reach the well with her camels Her face was deniable and it was not pity78 gave an impression as defying hardship Somalians have inscrutable faces Margaret thought that the Somalians faces were hard to read even she had stayed in Somaliland for a period of time She said that sometimes they looked innocent but that might have something different lied behind their eyes which would reflect their actual mind - it was a face I could not read at all a well-shaped brown face that seemed expressionless as though whatever lay behind his eyes would be kept carefully concealed24 For example Haji Adan one of
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