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athletic sports. The fields were beautifully level & afforded excellent playgrounds. The population consisted of about eight villages giving a population of 25,000. But the houses were far from clean and respectable, & seemed to be owned by the poorer classes. The sunset here was most wonderful illuminating the sky with its many radiating and glorious colours. At [indecipherable] were glorious & ancient Grecian baths whose interior was paved with marble. The water from the ever flowing wells was naturally hot & gave very invigorating effects. This island is certainly very valuable and would make an ideal locality for residential flats & private houses.

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