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May. 16 Sun.
Left Mena House about 9.30 am. after being there for 16½ weeks. Am now installed in the administration Office at Gezireh Palace which is on Gezireh Island beside the bank of the Nile & about a mile from Cairo – the tram fare in being only 2 milliemes (½d). Got to work straight away but could not find much to do – After tea went for a walk through the beautiful public gardens on the Island, splendid!
The Palace is a splendid building amid fine surroundings – Much decenter than being out at Mena although not quite so comfortable – but much finer building.

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