Gum Arabic.

Manufacturer and builder 10, 1883

In Morocco about the middle of November a gummy juice exudes spontanenously from the trunk and branches of the acacia. It gradually thickens in the furrow down which it runs, assumes the form of an oval or round drop, about the size of a pigeon's egg, of different colors, as it comes from the red and white gum tree. About the middle of December the Moors encamp on the border of the forest and the harvest lasts a full month. The gum is then packed in large leather sacks and transported on the backs of camels and bullocks to seaports for shipment. This is the gum arabic of commerce.

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