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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Tues 5. [5 June 1900] Still feeling a rag. Off at 7.15 with Yusef and
Georgi. Two men working in the fields here had been to America.
They are a handsome and stalwart race. The Metawilehs seems to
be a great deal feared. Rode up onto the ridge from which we saw
the Cedars and Tripoli [Trablous] and the sea. On to Jebel Makmel -
sea and desert, Mt Hermon [Sheikh, Jebel esh] and Yamouneh. Got
there at 11 and stayed till 11.30. Down a rough road to the cedars
where we arrived at 1.30 and found our camp under the trees. Most
heavenly. Birds and trees and pale brown hills touched with snow.
["A Cedar of Lebanon" written alongside pressed specimen attached
to page.]

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