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feb 11th Arrived at Colombo
"     12     Went on shore last evening. Had a lovely Rickshaw ride along the beach to the Galle face then through the streets to Victoria Gardens. Saw the Mosque of Buddha. Had dinner with Mr. Allen and Simo & then back to the boat. The Ulysses is alongside again – came in at midnight.

We all went ashore this a.m. - I did some shopping & helped the or gave my advice to anyone that wanted it in the way of buying silks etc. It's great fun beating them for their goods. In one shop they came down

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