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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Wed Ap 4 [4 April 1900] Off about 7. Quite a cool clear morning and it
never got hot all day. We lunched in the valley just past Kasr Rabba
[Rabba]. The plains were full of buyut sh'ar and flocks and
ploughmen. At the Kasr was an encampment of soldiers. Stayed at
our lunching place from 11.30-12 and rode on over the top of Shihan
where we were rewarded by a wonderful view. Covered with
foundations and bi'rs and a big ruin on top which looked more
modern. I also saw a few feet of the old black paved road running
west. Got down to the sail in the Mojib [Mujib (Arnon)] at 3.30 and
found the Johnsons just starting off to the Waleh. My mules didn't
arrive till 5. The grass and daisies very much burnt up; it must have
been very hot here. The oleanders further out and the white tamarisk
lovely. I bathed and had a long talk with Mohammad who is a Druse.
The moon is beginning to be lovely. I rode my own horse who seems
fit. The flies were awful till sunset down here.

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