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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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.was transformed into a respectable-looking servanti with his hair cut. W e left Larnaca on the 29th of January. A native! two-\vheeled cart conveyed the tents and superabundant baggage. The oxen made no difficulty, and thei gipsy-van rolled easily along. A n enterprising photo-| grapher, having posted himself in a certain position| near the highway, suddenly stopped our party, and! subsequently produced a facsimile, although my dogs,jj who were in movement, came out with phantom-like j shadows. These useful companions were three spaniels] — " Merry, " " Wise, " and " Shot ; " the latter had aj broken foreleg through an accident in the previous! year, but he was an excellent retriever, and couldj work slowly. The others were younger dogs, whoseij characters were well represented by their names ; the \ first was an untiring, determined animal, and Wisej was a steady hunter that would face the worst thorns,J and was a good retriever. This party was now in movement, and I intended! to make a preliminary détour from the Nicosia routed to visit the springs of Arpera, about eight miles distant,! which supply the town of Larnaca. In every country where I have travelled I havel observed a human weakness among the population oiH the question of "game; " there is a universal tendency' to exaggeration ; but the locality of superabundance) is always distant from the narrator. A s you proceed) the game recedes; and you are informed that "al about two days' march you will find even more than] you require. " Upon arrival at the wished-for spol you are told that " formerly there was a large quantity^ but that times and seasons have changed ; that about three marches in your front will bring you to a hunter's!

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