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transports packed with Ghurkhas and Sikhs anchored near us. They were bound for France. We eventually disembarked at Suez, and continued our journey overland. It was a very interesting trip on account of its historical associations, and took 7 hours to accomplish before reaching our destination Cairo. Periodical and picturesque views were had of the Canal & Bitter Lakes interspersed by ships and sand storms. One would travel for miles with nothing but a sea of barren sand visible, but at other times would enter a native village surrounded by a veritable bower of green. When the train pulled up at any of these places, we were besieged by natives selling

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