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[[pre-printed]] 27 [[/pre-printed]] SUNDAY JANUARY 1 FIRST DAY OF THE YEAR 1905 A still windless day partly cloudy and warm. Joe painted at Karnak in the morning. walked there and back for variety in less than half an hour each way. After a very big mid day meal - [in honor of the day] went over to Luxor again and at 5. had finished the picture of the priest of Mut. in the temple - and went with Grandpa to an antiquity shop. to see a piece of hieroglyphic. which we saw the other day and had been bargaining for - our repeated offer of one pound £. was accepted and we came away with the prize under Joe's arm - a present from Corinna - [the asking price was two pounds]. The steam dahabeyah of the Monds arrived to-day. Corinna took both babies over to Luxor hotel this morning to say good bye to the Hoopers who left for Assouan. at 2.30 by Post boat. Grandpa made a sleigh to-day. for the babies out of a soap box. barrel staves and brains - and Joe and Shaihi dragged them about in the sand at sunset time. great fun for everyone. In the dusk we saw a big dahabeyah stealing up through the mist, which has come at sundown - the last few nights. Dowe says she belongs to Prof Sayce. The other big boat the Ammon Ra. left this afternoon for Assouan.
His use of periods is quirky, to say the least.