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Aug. 6 Fri.
Have during the last few days come across a rather decent Egyptian (a Copt). His father is the Govt. Minister for Finance.
The Egyptians are of 2 religions – Coptic & Mahommedan. The Copts are Christians, few in number, but staunch upholders of the British. The majority of the people are Mahommedans – same religion as the Turks – and only respecting the British because of our superior strength.

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