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gets his eyes open when he goes for a stroll round about the pyramids for when you get on top of the big one & see the country for miles round which is composed of sandy waste he sees a wonderful sight. & when he goes round the native villages & sees the different style of houses & caves built in solid rock with cow yards made out of solid rock & look over the wall & see the cow down below feeding away as happy as you like a days outing to the pyramids takes a bit of explaining as you can't express your opinion in words.

Dec 21st
Egypt was proclaimed a British protectorate to day & the Cairo is full of flags. Flags of every nationality are flying from nearly every building.

Dec 25th
Christmas day in camp. Church parade in the morning & leave for town at 11 am which we took advantage of. There is very peculiar places in Cairo &

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