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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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be serious, but the lug-gage would be destroyed by the extreme jolting over rocks and ruts, which had already injured several of our boxes and broken some useful articles. Every package seemed to assume an individual vitality and to attack its neighbour ; the sharp! cornered metal boxes endeavoured to tunnel through the cases of wine and liquors, which in retaliation bumped against and bruised their antagonists, and a (. few marches had already caused more mischief than a ι twelvemonth's journey by camels. The priest assured ' me that it would be madness to attempt a march beyond Gallibornu, about eleven miles in advance, and \ that he doubted the possibility of the carts reaching i that point, which certainly had never been visited by any wheeled conveyances. The honest, strong, but unintelligent driver Georgi was innocent, and he was ,at the time as ignorant as myself that the true object of the " man of ability " Theodori was to deal in cattle, which was his reason for persisting in accompanying me into the Carpas country and declaring that the route was practicable for carts. W e left Lithrankomi on 5th March after a shower which made the earth slippery and the dangerous portions of the route rather exciting for the carts. The first two or three miles lay along the level terrace commanding a splendid view of the sea about four miles distant. W e • passed through several villages, and the crops looked well. At length we emerged upon a wild portion of the plateau which resembled a park, the surface being jreen and diversified by ornamental clumps of evergreens ; upon our left was the cliff-like higher terrace chicli formed the table-top from which the usual huge olocks had been detached and fallen like inverted cot ages to the lower level. The view on our right was

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