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Diary entry by Gertrude Bell

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Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian
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Sat 15. [15 March 1902] Hard frost, we therefore decided not to made
an expedition. Developed 2 rolls of my travelling photographs - most
successful. Bitter cold N wind in the morning; but it went down after
lunch and Mr VL [Van Lennep] and I rode out beyond Pillaf Tepe, I on
Kula, taking the 2 dogs, Blanco and Akila. Most delightful rough
country. We left our horses and walked up to where we had a
wonderful view up the 2 gorges, that of the Tachtali Chai crowned with
precipices, the home of pigeons. Right up on the hill protected from
the N wind is Mr VL's pen for goats and kids. Lots of wild olive about
here. We rode back another way behind Zeitun Tepe and went to
some Yuruk tents, of the Araplis, the lowest of the tribes, they are
Semitic. They made us welcome and we sat in the black tent and
drank coffee and eat bread and butter, most good. Home about 6, a
lovely evening, still cold but the light exquisite. Only the beans have
suffered in last night's 2 degrees of frost.

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