Item 01: Sam Norris war diary, 1 February 1915 -1 May 1915 - Page 48

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view of Cairo can be obtained. Slippers must be worn inside the building for it is sacred. Really our boots should be removed but the Mohammedans have permitted visitors to slip the slippers over their footgear to save trouble. In the courtyard is the customary fountain where the Moslems wash es their hands face & feet before entering the Mosque. There are four sects of Moslems who all worship in the same Mosque. One sect believes that once is sufficient for washing the hands & face another three times. There is little difference between them. They can manage to do what Christians cannot,

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