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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 183

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Having exhausted the sights of Famagousta, wJ started on'the 22nd of March for Kuklia, twelve miles! distant,]where,we had left our vans in charge of the headJ man during our absence in the Carpas country. Upon! our arrival we found them untouched or unharmed, andf we were met not only by the headman himself, but by*' our two bullock-drivers Georgi and Theodori, who hadi come from Lithrankomi. Georgi had recovered from? the despair which had overpowered him when we last, parted, and he was almost triumphant when he related! the success of his mission to GallibornQ with the; mysterious paper written in English, that I had givenhim in order to terrify the purchaser of his bullock.i He had exhibited this awe-inspiring epistle, which] nobody could either read or understand, and Georgi' had taken advantage of his opportunity to threaten the sharp cattle-dealer with a long list of imaginary punishments that would be inflicted by English law should he refuse to return the bullock, which had been hired for a special service by an Englishman. The paper was closely scrutinised, and being in an unknown character, Georgi felt his advantage, and expounded the contents so forcibly that he worked upon the fears of the inhabitants of Gallibornu, who insisted that the Turk should compromise the affair and return the handsome bullock, receiving in exchange his own halfstarved old animal, in addition to a present of half a sovereign. Georgi was only too delighted to immediately clench the bargain. I advised him in future tcf manage his own cattle-dealing instead of confiding in his able friend Theodori, and I ordered the oxen to be put in the yokes at once, and to draw the vans to our old camping-place beneath the hawthorn-tree. Upon arrival at the spot a great change had taken place ;

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