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English: Camel Caravan - Port Said

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Title: Our holiday in Africa
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Wheeler, W. W. (William Webb), b. 1854
Subjects: Wheeler, W. W. (William Webb), b. 1854
Publisher: (St. Joseph, MO : Press of Combe Printing)
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation

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f recent experience, it took us se\eral days to get adjustedto our tiny quarters, but every cloud is said to have a silverlining. In this case it pr< )ve(l almost gold. We have never en-joyed a sea trip more than that spent on the Dunvegan Castle.We were the only Americans aboard and waited for our En-glish cousins to make the advances, which thev did most gra-ciously. They were delightful people—many of them, as wewere, taking the trip for pleasure. Others going out to dif-ferent parts of British Africa to visit their sons and daughters.Many young men leaving crowded old England for the wildveldt lands of Africa to make their fortune. Others who hadbeen home for a vacation, rejoicing- in going back to the widefree country. There were also a number of men in the mili-tary service v/ith their pretty, fresh young brides, who werelooking forward with great enthusiasm to their future home. The days passed rapidly, even though the Mediterraneanwas rough and cold. OUR HOLIDAY IN AFRICA
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PORT SAID Sailing past the DeLessnp Statue just as the sun wassetting- gloriously over the golden sands of Egypt, we an-chored at the entrance of the Suez Canal, February 9th, 1912.We went ashore in a small row boat and walked about thestreets to see the shops, which were filled with goods from theOrient. This is the meeting place oi the Occident and Orient.The streets are well policed, which relie\ed us from being an-noyed by the insistance of the shop keepers. It took our steamer twenty-two hours to get through theCanal, as we were side-tracked for all the steamers we met.It was a pleasant experience, as we dreamily slipped along.At some places the Canal is very narrow% and again widensinto two big lakes. A unique condition exists here. The ir-rigated land of the Nile comes down to the Canal on the westside, and everything is l3eautiful and green. The other sidehas no irrigation, and no water, and the whole country is asandy desert. After coaling last night at Port Said, our captain

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