Although her age is never explicitly stated, Nancy is not considerably older than Piper (the real Kerman went to jail at 35).
In the year 1843 there were about 1000 Guebre families in Yezd, and a hundred in Kerman.
It may be identified with the modern Kerman, which lies in lat.
The Kerman of to-day is a large walled-in city of about forty thousand souls.
Physically, the country is much like the table-land of Kerman.
When we left Kerman in 1902 we drove to Yezd in a carriage kindly lent to us by one of the Kerman native gentlemen.
It was not till the following spring that we left for Kerman.
One of our missionaries had to leave Kerman quite suddenly while we were there.
The climate of Kerman is almost perfect for those who can stand it.
Perhaps few places have suffered more at the hands of invaders than Kerman.