HISTORY ETHNOGRAPHY NATURE WINE-MAKING SITE MAP
Selected and rare materials, excerpts and observations from ancient, medieval and contemporary authors, travelers and researchers about Cyprus.
 
 
 
 
uses Google technology and indexes only and selectively internet - libraries having books with free public access
 
  Previous Next  

SIR SAMUEL WHITE BAKER
CYPRUS AS I SAW IT IN 1879
page 473

View PDF version of this page

456 CVPRUS IN 1879. [CHAP. last ; Georgi the " prodigal son, " has been of muchi service as interpreter, and is an honest and willing* young man, but there is a peculiarity in his physical constitution exhibited in the mutual want of attachment! between his person and his buttons. These small bui necessary friends continually desert him ; and his shoes! appear to walk a few inches faster than his feet, leaving! him in a chronic state of down-at-heel. Collars wilfl not assimilate with his neck ; whether they are tied! with strings, or fastened with buttons, the result is the! same, and Georgi's exterior when all or three parts! of his buttons have deserted him, exhibits a looseness] which I am glad to say by no means applies to his] character. The cook Christo is an excellent fellow,! always willing to please, and good in his profession ;] added to which, he assumes a demeanour of importance] which is irresistible, and makes all paths smooth. My Abyssinian, Amarn, is always the same quiet, steady) character, who performs his daily work with the calm' regularity of the stream that turns a mill-wheel, and can always be depended on. It is a pleasure to me that our party does not dissolve upon leaving Cyprus,' but the servants accompany us on the Asiatic shore. In conclusion, I must acknowledge with due thanks the valuable assistance that I have received in] statistical information afforded by the kindness of the High Commissioner, His Excellency General Biddulph, R.A, C.B., and the various chief commissioners of districts, including Lieutenant-Colonel White, First Royal Scots, of Lefkosia ; Lieutenant-Colonel Warren, R.A., of Limasol (now promoted to Chief of the Staff) ; Claude Delaval Cobham, Esq., M.A., of Larnaca; Captain Inglis, of Famagousta; and Captain A. Wauchope, 42nd Highlanders, of Baffo.

View PDF version of this page


  Previous First Next  
 
 
 
 
 
Our banners   Bibliography   Global Folio
All materials from this site are permitted for non commersial use unless otherwise indicated.
If you reduplicate documents from here you have to indicate Cyprus Explorer as a source and place link to us.
Created at June 2008
              Яндекс.Метрика