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Davidson, Lionel
New York : Knopf, 1971. 
Beduins roam the Sanai Peninsula for years, then the Moslems and Jews start setting off attacks and require the nomads to show papers as they pass through century old watering places. One Bedu hides in a ravine and believes God has called him to keep a pregnant gazelle safe. When she delivers a male and female, his mission has meaning, he is to protect the gazelle and help her multiply. A young boy from the kibbutz gets involved when the Bedu has 600 gazelles. Jonathan doesn't let on that he isn't God's messenger as the Bedouin believes. During the six day war, the situation reaches a crisis. Read "Smith's Gazelle" for a different tilt to a war story.

SUBJECTS:     Gazelles -- Fiction.


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