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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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we cantered through ; the civil and ever-courteous people turned out and salaamed ; and we quickly accomplished the twelve miles and approached the walls of Famagousta. Nothing that I saw in Cyprus has impressed me so much as the site of this powerful fortress and once important city. I lunched with Captain Inglis, who as chief commissioner of the district, most kindly received me, and I rode home afterwards ; my guide, Hadji Christo, in spite of my assurances that he had mistaken the route, persisted that there were many, and not one ; and after plunging into muddy marshes instead of keeping to the high ground, we were I completely lost near sundown, when I happily extri-I cated myself from the difficulty by insisting upon his I riding behind and leaving me alone to find the track. [ We arrived at nightfall, after making eighteen miles out I, of twelve—a profitable enterprise hardly appreciated I by our tired animals. Famagousta is too important for a cursory description ; I shall therefore reserve it [for a future chapter, when on our return from the I Carpas district we pass some days in its immediate ί neighbourhood.

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