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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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litigation may destroy the substance of an inheritance f but the eyes, large, soft, and gentle, which can occasionally startle you by their power and subdue you by a tear, are the children's entail that nothing ca l disestablish. Even when time has trampled uponj complexion, the eyes of beauty last till death. The children of this Linobambaki and his handsome wife were seven—two boys of about nineteen 1 and seventeen, and five girls from fourteen to one'i and a half—all of whom had the eyes of the mother1 developed most favourably. I cannot well describe every individual of a family : there were the two handsome shepherd youths who would have made level ground of mountain steeps, through their power and activity. " Right up Ben Lomond could he press, And not a sob his toil confess. " These young fellows matched the goats in clambering up the rocks and following their wayward flocksi throughout the summits of the Troodos range ; andi their sisters the little shepherdesses were in their way equally surprising, in hunting runaway goats from the deepest chasm to the sharpest mountain-peak. I hardly know who was our greatest favourite, j There was " Katterina " (about fourteen) too old to makefl a pet of, but a gentle-charactered girl, always willing toi please and never out of temper, and even in the bigi hateful, beauty-destroying, high hob-nailed boots shejj could run up the mountain soil and clamber like ΛΕ monkey. Then came, I believe, our best favourite,f the bright, large-eyed, sparkling child " Vathoo, " whoj; was the real beauty of the family, about ten years old ; she was full of life and vigour, a perfect goat upon the!

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