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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
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villages, where he obtained food as charity. H would never accept money (probably from the absence of pockets), neither would he venture near Turkis villages, as he had several times received a thrashin from the men for thus presenting himself before thei women, and it is to be regretted that the Cypriotes had not followed the Turkish example, which would hav quickly cured his eccentricity. He was a strong, well built man, with good muscular development ; his hea was bald with the exception of a little hair upon eithe side, and he was interesting to a certain extent as a example of what a European can endure when totali exposed to the sun and weather. Sometimes he slep like a wild animal beneath a rock among the mountains or in a cave, when such a luxurious retreat might offe a refuge ; at other times he was received and sheltere by the priests or people. This individual's name was Christodilos, and according to my notes taken at the time, he is described as " originally a labourer of Kyrenia ; parents dead : one brother and two sisters living. "

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