These mountain passes would make a good place for
thieves to hide and attack us.Our camels are loaded too heavy
to run away. We will have to stand and fight if we are attacked.
As we pass through the mountains everything becomes quiet.
Our men grip their swords and bows. We have only a few camels
with mounted warriors. Will they be enough if we are attacked?
Suddenly the bandits come rushing out!
They have two riders on each camel! Quickly we bunch our cargo
camels against a mountain wall and take up our defense.
Our men are well trained in defending the caravan.They
fight back with arrows. Our mounted warriors swing into action.
Because we are such a large camel caravan, and because all of
our men are skilled in fighting the warriors soon retreat.
The bandits have chosen a poor place to attack us.
Because we were in the mountains, we could position ourselves
so that the mountains protected our back and sides. That way the
bandits had to attack the whole camel caravan, and every one of
our men was armed with a bow and arrows. If they had chosen to
attack us in the open desert, they might have managed to separate
some camels from the rest of the caravan and driven them off.
In this case, the mountains helped us.