The Travels of Marco Polo - The Arabian Sea Summary & Analysis

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The Arabian Sea Summary and Analysis

Two islands are 500 miles south of Kech-Makran in the sea. Inhabitants of Male Island are Christians who follow Old Testament conjugal rules. However, their women live on Female Island. The men go to Female Island thirty miles away in the months of March, April and May where they live with their wives, sow corn and then return to Male Island for the rest of the year to work. They live on rice, milk and meat, catch fish which they dry to eat year round or sell. Their sons stay on Female Island till fourteen when they join the men on Male Island. The women harvest corn, gather fruit and raise children.

Socotra is an island 500 miles south where they catch whales with pickled tunny fish that intoxicates the whale. The men jump from the boat to the...

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