I am standing in the shadow of what must be the largest and strangest lion in the world. This lion is a statue. But many real lions do live in the wild places of this country. The people here honor the lion-just as people in some other countries honor the eagle. The ruler of this country is called “Lion of Judah.”
Besides lions many other animals live in the deserts and mountains of this country. There are elephants, leopards, hyenas, crocodiles, monkeys, gazelles-deerlike animals that leap high into the air-and dik-diks which look like tiny deer not much higher than your knees. The birds include vultures, eagles and fast running ostriches.
The people have dark skin-black or brown or copper colored. They are friendly visitors. They live in small villages in round mud houses with straw roofs. Most of them do some farming, and some are herdsmen with flocks of sheep, cows or goats.
There aren’t many big cities in this country. Because of the steep mountains and cliffs, it is hard to build railroads. But airplanes fly to the most settled parts. And where roads are too narrow and bumpy for cars and trucks, people use mules, donkeys, camels or oxcarts.
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At outdoor markets, things are sold on the ground. The people trade in salt, cloth, food an live animals. If you hear a buzzing sound, it probably comes from wild bees. People here eat much honey and make a drink from it too. They also sell honey and beeswax to other countries.
But they sell more coffee than anything else. There are wild coffee trees and carefully tended coffee farms in Kaffa, a region in the southern part of the country. Some people say that Kaffa is where coffee was first used and that is why coffee is called coffee because it sounds like the name of the place where it was first used. This one of the oldest countries in the world. Its people have to fight fiercely to stay free. The name of this country of the lions is Ethiopia.