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The account of the short voyage of the dahabeah "Aboo=Simbel" from Elephantine island - [Assouan] to Luxor.  Winter 1904-5 and the time spent there . on the West bank of the river.
The "Aboo=Simbel" left the sand bank, where she had laid two weeks or more on Saturday afternoon. December 17th a little after two o'clock and left. "Mr. Joe" and the owners of the boat and the black bunch of wives and mothers of the crew. - standing there on the bank.
Wind strongly blowing up the river.
The ships company and crew are as follows.
Father and Mother Smith. Mrs. Joe - "Rebecca" - "Tiny" and Jeannet Yawirtz - and "Mr. Joe" [to join later.]
The crew..         Dragoman Dowé Mahomet
Captain Ali Sadi   Steward Abdalla Mahomet
1st mate Alobi     Cook. Abdu Rahman
2nd mate Esia  Captain's cook
sailors  Margan  Seeam
         [[underlined]] Osmayn took Yasenes place [[/underlined]]
         Shaihi later on joined at Luxor - in the "Rebecca and Frances" by Yaaseen.
         Mahomet

  
 
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