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have no hammocks & there is no room for us all to sleep down below. The 'Teesta' has gone out & the "Gange' with French troops has taken its place. (The 'Shadoof' can be seen in use all along the waterways in Egypt & is used in the irrigating of the land. Another device is also used the "sakiyeh".

[See image for drawing of "sakiyeh".]


We cast off from the wharf at 5 o' c & went straight out to sea. As we passed down the

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