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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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the smallness of the mesh denoted a scarcity of the larger species of fish. A number of Maltese settlers were arriving, to whom lands had been granted by the government in the neighbourhood of Limasol ; this excellent arrangement will have the effect of infusing a new spirit among the people by the introduction of fresh blood, and thel well-known fishermen of Malta will of themselves be a boon to the large towns, where a regular demand may be depended upon at a reasonable price. There was nothing to induce a longer stay at Limasol, and I resolved upon Trooditissa monastery as the position for a mountain residence during thej summer months. Upon Kiepert's map, which is the best I have seen of Cyprus, this point was placed; among the angles in the various crests and ridges of the Troodos mountain, and was marked by measurement as 4340 feet above the sea-level. The new government road extended from Limasol to Platraes,from which a good mule-path led to the camp prepared for the 20th Regiment and the Royal Engineers at: an altitude of 5740 feet. It appeared to me that in north latitude 35° this was an unnecessary elevation. My old residence at Newera Ellia in Ceylon was 6210· feet above the sea in north latitude 6° 30', and in that low latitude we had sharp frosts at night. An y heights approaching 6000 feet in north latitude 350 would, I imagined, become disagreeably chilly in the morning | and evening, at seasons when in the low country the | heat would still be too oppressive for a return from the mountain sanatorium. The mean temperature at Limasol from ist May to 18th had been at 7 A.M. 650, at 3 P.M. 78τσ ", during which interval there had, been sudden variations o§

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