HISTORY ETHNOGRAPHY NATURE WINE-MAKING SITE MAP
Selected and rare materials, excerpts and observations from ancient, medieval and contemporary authors, travelers and researchers about Cyprus.
 
 
 
 
uses Google technology and indexes only and selectively internet - libraries having books with free public access
 
  Previous Next  

SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 192

View PDF version of this page

Kyrenia, through a forest of the shady and ever green caroub-trees. By this time the shower had cleared away, and only a few light clouds hovered over the high point of St. Hilarion, and having had nothing to eat, we began to wish for balloons to make a direct ascent to the well-provided party on the heights above us, who were enjoying the hospitality of Colonel Greaves. W e comforted ourselves with the idea that we had at all events been wise in foregoing pleasure when upon the march, as the camels had been ordered to start from Lefkosia, and it would be advisable that the camp should be arranged without delay. W e accordingly dismounted about half a mile from Kyrenia, and having tied the animals beneath a wide-spreading caroub, we selected another tree, beneath which we sat to await the arrival of the camels and servants ; in the meantime I sent the muleteer into the town to buy us something to eat. After about an hour he returned, with a bottle of Commandoria wine, a bunch of ^λν onions, a small goat's-milk cheese, a loaf of brown s native bread, and a few cigarettes, which the good, thoughtful fellow had made himself for my own private s, enjoyment. Many years of my life have been passed in picnicking, and when really hungry, it is astonishing :; how vulgar diet is appreciated ; we regretted the loss of our friends, but we nevertheless enjoyed the simple rs fare, and having looked at our watches, we speculated ,e upon the probable arrival of the camels and luggage, at and waited patiently beneath the tree. è There is a limit to all endurance, and when 5 P.M. il arrived without a sign of camels, we came to the consej elusion that something had gone wrong. It was in ,a vain that I had searched the pass with my binocular ; 10 only the white thread between the green shrubs

View PDF version of this page


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 
Our banners   Bibliography   Global Folio
All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated.
If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate Cyprus Explorer as a source and place link to us.
Created at June 2008
              Яндекс.Метрика