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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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those deluded victims who had sacrificed themselve: to the impulse of our first occupation, upon the prin ciple that " the early bird gets the worm. " Instea of getting on, the partners went off, and left the repn sentative of the " Dewdrop " in a physical state weakness from attacks of fever, and the good indu trious man with little hope of a golden future. Passing on after a conversation with our landlori which did not cheer me so much as the pale ale, continued through the same desolate country for abou two miles, and then turned off on the left hand toward Dali. W e passed through a narrow valley of sever; hundred acres planted in vineyards, and we counte four olive-trees, the first green objects or signs of tree that we had seen since Larnaca ! W e then continuel through white barren hills for another two miles, an descended a steep hill, halting for the night upon har flat gypsum rock opposite a village named " Lauran china, " above the dry bed of a torrent, twelve mile from Larnaca. On the following morning, after a slight shower, w started for Dali. The narrow valleys were more o: less cultivated with vines, and about three miles fro the halting-place we entered the fertile plain of Dali.; This is about six miles long, by one in width, highly cultivated, with the river flowing through the midst.! As far as we could see in a direct line groves of olives, vineyards, and ploughed land, diversified by villages, exhibited the power of water in converting sterility] into wealth. I always make a rule that the halting-place shall bet at a considerable distance from a village or town for; sanitary reasons, as the environs are generally unclean ean All travellers are well aware that their servants an

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