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SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 471

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CHAPTER XX. CONCLUSION. TROODITISSA MONASTERY, CYPRUS. IT is the 22nd August, and the manuscript of Cyprus as I saw it in 1879 has already been forwarded to England. In another month we shall be en route for the Euphrates via Alexandretta, and through Bagdad to India by the Persian Gulf. I shall therefore be] placed at the serious disadvantage of an exclusion] from the proofs, which may require alterations and corrections ; this will I trust excuse me should anyl repetitions be apparent that would otherwise have been detected before publication. There is little to add? to the description I have given that would be of] public interest, therefore the few additional details arei consigned to a short Appendix. The seclusion of the monastery has been an agree-1 able interval that has formed a moral harbour fromi the uncertain seas of busy life, and we shall leave thei quiet spot and the good old monks with some regret. A great change has been effected since our arrival in| early May. The heaps of filth have given place td] extreme cleanliness ; the monks wash their hands and faces ; even the monastery yard is swept. No atom of impurity is allowed to deface the walk from the

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