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July 9 Fri.
Was glad to run up against Harold Kershaw of Wahroonga to-day.
Nearly every evening after tea I go for a stroll along the bank of the Nile & through the Gezira Gardens – the latter are very pretty & people of all nationalities can be seen:- Egyptians, Italian, French, Greek, Armenian, Jewish, English etc.
I have no work to do before breakfast so sometimes about 6 a.m. I take a French book along into the gardens which are practically empty at this time of the day – although the working people can be seen starting out for the toil of the day.

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