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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Wylie, Charles Doughty-

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Mon July 22 [22 July 1907] A refusal came this morning from Aleppo
[Halab] after we had telegraphed to Ferid. But the Vali promised to
visÈ the teskerah to Ismidt [Izmit]. I wired to the Embassy but the thing
was delayed and at night came back to us and had to be sent again.
Captain DW [Doughty Wylie] and I went to the bank and talked out of
window to a Muhayyir who gave us an account of his country east of
the Crimea which was like a great poem in strophes: The grass and
the spring grass grow waist deep; The water flows from the hills and
the horses go down to water; the trees cast deep shadow over our
houses - here there are none.

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