Chapter One: Fear and Disaster
Chapter Two: A Fierce Longing
Chapter Three: Fire in the Night
Chapter Four: Call of the Honey Bird
Chapter Five: Lion Creatures
Chapter Six: Escape
Chapter Seven: The Giant's Compound
Chapter Eight: In the Walking Dream
Chapter Nine: Angel Voices
Chapter Ten: Hope of the Great
Chapter Eleven: Needles and Cloves, Dates and Silks
Chapter Twelve: At the Top of Fasil Gemb
Chapter Thirteen: The Hyena's Foot
Chapter Fourteen: Wax and Gold
Chapter Fifteen: Horror
Chapter Sixteen: The Kosso Seller's Son
Chapter Seventeen: Spiders Unite
Chapter Eighteen: Caught Between Saytan's Teeth
Chapter Nineteen: Song of the Dawn Singers
Chapter Twenty: Riding the Soulless Horse
Then and Now: Ethiopia
Discusses a girl's life in 1846 Ethiopia. Topics include:
- Why a peasant childhood was often brief and dangerous.
- Other problems peasants faced, including the slave trade.
- Life in the palaces of Gondar.
- Clothing a girl would have worn.
- The city of Gondar and the different ethnic groups who lived there.
- Christianity in Ethiopia and it's importance.
- Education and marriage in Saba's time.
- The King of Kings and the "Age of Judges."
- How Kassa--later Tewodros II of Ethiopia--ended the power struggle and the Age of Judges.
- Modern Life in Ethiopia.
Glossary of Amharic Words
In each Girls of Many Lands book, each main character has a ribbon. This is shown in black and white as a border at the top of the page of every chapter. In the Then and Now: A Girl's Life page, the ribbon is shown in color. Each ribbon reflects the culture of the country represented in the book.
Saba's ribbon is two red stripes with a yellow stripe in between. A diamond pattern in the contrasting color is woven in each stripe.