He was preparing for an exploration of the island of Sokotra, when he died, at Stuttgart, on the 5th of November 1876.
We did not see any very large trees, such as we did in Sokotra.
We assured them that we had landed in Sokotra (which they pronounce Sakoutra) to see the island, and not to circumnavigate it.
Previous to the researches of Mr. and Mrs. Bent, only forty-eight land and freshwater molluscs had been recorded from Sokotra.
El Masoudi considered the Greek a purer race in Sokotra than elsewhere.
The chief continental islands are Madagascar, Sokotra and Ceylon.
It is pretty dear, too, in Sokotra, as so much is used up for the ghi.
They send sharks' fins to China from here, as well as from Sokotra and the Somali coast.
Though it is Arabian politically, Sokotra geographically is African.
I should think few places in the world have pursued the even tenor of their way over so many centuries as Sokotra has.