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wives.  The big car which accomodated about twenty people drove thru the country districts and neighboring villages.  [[strikethrough]] coffee [[/strikethrough]] fine apples, bananas, tobacco, sugar etc.  Also the remarkable water works [[strikethrough]] I w [[/strikethrough]]
Most of the roads were excellent.  I was much impressed with the extraordinary cleanliness, and good conditions of the water system
I notice that most women here are stout and heavy, rather flabby of build somewhat like certain Jewish types in New York.  This is probably the moorish type of beauty.  Their ankles are very heavy and legs stout and in the theater when they dance some of the actresses look ridiculous by the stoutness of their legs, the size of their ankles and
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big feet.  Even children are stout.  Women all use face powder to excess and all wear heavy jeweled earrings which make them look more common
In their dresses they all verge towards extravagant colors, extravagant [[strikethrough]] plus [[/strikethrough]] feathers and hats.  Their voices are loud and raucous and they use much perfume.
After the motor trip I went to Miramar terrace to follow the beautiful sunset.  The whole sight looks like a theater scene.  Morro castle in front, the blue sea as background. [[strikethrough]] Ships [[/strikethrough]] Sailships and steamers going in an out and in the distance an English ^[[gray painted]] cruiser, with four smokestacks, [[strikethrough]] for [[/strikethrough]] watching for the enemy's ships.  On the Malecon automobiles pass or stop at the café of the hotel, or carriages in which the cubans or their wives parade their importance.
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