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The Egyptians are polite & obliging & generally have a great deal to say.

The Arabs & other Native races inclusive of the Turks are impulsive & horribly dirty.

A Piastre is the standard coin

About 5,000 of the first contingent have been sent back to Australia for various reasons

The Nile is a wonderful river & has been the making of Egypt. For centuries the land round & about has been irrigated by the river. Once

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