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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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flour-mills are worked, I observed a terrible waste) of water-power, which might be turned to account for!' machinery. I heard the usual excuse for this neglect, " The people have no money ! " W e had ridden fast, and were far ahead of the baggage animals ; we accordingly halted to lunch beneath a shady caroub-tree near the edge of the1 ravine, about fifty feet below. A French game-bag,, with net and numerous pockets, always contained! our meals, which consisted of a cold fowl, some eggsi boiled hard, and a loaf of native brown bread ori biscuits. This was luncheon and breakfast, as wel never indulged in more than two meals a day, merely] taking a cup of café au lait, or cocoa, in the early! morning, and our lunch or breakfast at any hour that: travelling made convenient. This depended upon the attraction of some pretty spot or wide-spreading treei that suggested a halt. W e now remounted and rode to Lapithus, a rnilq) and a half distant, and, avoiding the town, selected a camping-place on the flat ground within 300 yards 01! the sea. There was little difference between Lapithus and Karava. A succession of mountain streams nourished) the higher grounds, and having fertilised the gardens and plots of cereals, were subsequently led into the fields below. Lapithus has been celebrated from an ancient date in like manner with Kythrea, owing to the unfailing supply of water from its mountain-springs, and, under the Ptolemies, B.C. 295, it became one of the four provinces into which Cyprus was divided. Lapithus, north ; Amathus, south ; Salamis, east ; Paphos (now Baffo), west.

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