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back. When the river commences to flood an observation station lets the Barrage people know particulars & a certain volume of water is allowed through the dam. This floods the country. By the time the flood reaches the Barrage the dam is closed & the water is stored up for the next year. Returned to town at 7.30 p.m. & discovered that a serious disturbance had taken place. Port Said is usually the most immoral town on earth but Cairo now takes priority. In all parts of the city are frightful little alleys

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