Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

by

Robyn Davidson

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Sallay Mahomet Character Analysis

Sallay Mahomet is one of the few camel trainers in Alice Springs. Although he initially refuses to work with Davidson, he eventually agrees to employ her after she flees from Kurt. Sallay is gruff but kind, and he teaches Davidson crucial skills for handling camels. At the conclusion of her employment, he gives her the camels Kate and Zeleika, and he also continues to advise her as she prepares for her trip.
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Sallay Mahomet Character Timeline in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

The timeline below shows where the character Sallay Mahomet appears in Tracks: A Woman’s Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1 
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Soon thereafter, Davidson goes to meet the first camel-man, Sallay Mahomet. Sallay is confident working with the animals, but he sees how unprepared Davidson is... (full context)
Chapter 2 
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To her surprise, Sallay Mahomet offers Davidson a job soon after she leaves the ranch. With Sallay, who treats... (full context)
Chapter 3 
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Davidson completes her job with Sallay Mahomet and is given two camels in return. She chooses an older female named Kate... (full context)
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Sallay comes to visit Davidson and informs her that Zeleika seems to be pregnant. He tells... (full context)
Chapter 7 
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...around her and becomes nervous about the possibility of meeting a wild bull camel, since Sallay Mahomet told her to “shoot first and ask questions later” when confronted by one. (full context)