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(Sketches for this painting called Caravan Handoff)Caravans very rarely
traveled the entire distance of an export product's final destination.
Most commonly the caravan traveled a route, which was only a fraction
of the overall trip. It would leave the good at the end of the route that
would typically be a merchant center in or near a settlement. It would
pick up a load for the return trip. At the merchant center another caravan
would take the goods and continue to another merchant center. In this
manner, a person with little or no money, but of reasonable good health,
could find work among the caravans and conceivably feed the animals all
the way across the Orient.
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