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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Friday June 4. [4 June 1909] Off at 7. Thomas Effendi rode with me to
the barracks outside the town. There is a kiosk on a hill a little way off
which is said to have been built for Sultan Murad when he came
fighting here. At 8 we passed Shilbe, at 9.5 Uch Keui - all the country
flat. At 10.45 we crossed the deep valley of the Dere Gechid Chai; at
11 the tiny village of Tolek on the top of the further side of the valley
and so out onto the plain again. Mostly cultivated but the crops not
good. From 12 to 12.35 lunched. At 1 we crossed the little Kara Khan
Chai and at 2.45 got to Tarmul where there is a village on a mound
and a small khan. Cool delicious weather.

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