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Aug. 4 Wed.
Regularly every evening now after tea about 6 p.m. Ray Smith & I go for a stroll through Gezira Gardens. We have made several friends only 1 or 2 of whom can speak English, thus providing good practice in French for us. The Gardens close at 7 p.m. & then we walk further on, cross by the Kasr-el-Nil Bridge & strong stroll along the river front. The Nile is then looking its best – calm, wide & deep; with its fringe of palms along the opposite bank & lights from house boat & shore dwelling twinkling across the water in the dusk of an African Evening.

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