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woven dark red cloth, window drapes, multi-colored hand blocked print - even the blankets, fine beige woolen hand-edged in wool. I sort of wish I had insisted on remaining on the plane to Rome. This has all made me damn nervous - too much aggravation - questions again the holding of my passport. I will thank heaven & begin to feel normal only when I have finally reached Necocia.

Asem just came over to ask my advice. Told me an interesting story of curruption in university. He has spent 4 yrs. studying mechanical engineering - because of lateness of 5 minutes on one occasion (after he had been at work all night, to support himself in his studies) his professor told him he would not be allowed to sit thru the lecture. He independently answered, "I am working in order to be able to study, since this is a free lecture, I demand the right to remain'. Because of this incident, he has been failed in his courses consistently - The professor has refused to answer questions, etc. Also, Asem wrote a complaint to the government & 



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signed it, only to find it had been sent directly to his professor. I was so sorry for Asem & his predicament, I suggested his writing to Max Lauer & telling him his story & ask for help & advice. I imagine Max would be interested in his case.

Nicocea - Georgallites ([[strikethrough]]  Molica [[/strikethrough]] Monica)

On plane to Nicocea met & spoke with 19 yr-old Monica Georgallites, a typiese sects middle class girl, well dressed, hair dyed, big homely features, but mature in a worldly sense. I would have given her at least 10 yrs. more, She spoke good English, French, Italian, Greek & travels about independently a good deal. Four months to visit relatives in England, for example, to refresh her English, to Cairo for a wedding, to Switzerland for her schooling. Quite unlike our American girls. 

Arrived at the Ledra Palace Hotel past 4 o'clock, terribly tired after the trip & the six hour wait in Cairo Airport. Found that the Cypress Air Line was paying for the expense of the day at
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