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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sun 6. [6 March 1898] Up at 10 when a little Jap came in and lighted
my fire. Out in a rickshaw to Yamatoya where I ordered 4 shirts for £1.
M [Maurice] and I strolled up the Bluff in the sunshine, delicious view
over the bay. Ordered 3 suits from Ah Shing for £5. After lunch came
the P.[Pessimist]; we took rickshaws along a Jap street skirting a
canal full of junks; shops all busy; little pits of dwarf flowering plum
trees and heaps of children. Walked round the race course, through
the Bluff gardens, examined a house for sale and then to the P.'s for
tea. He showed us lots of embroideries and things and I tried on
kimonos and carried off strips of Chinese embroideries. Back at 6
under the moon. Merry dinner, the P. Mr M. [Mainwaring] and Mr de R
[de Rutzen]. Mr Adam came in after dinner and told us the funniest
tales about the Advertiser.

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