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to discuss the details again and mark out a campaign. It may be to retreat silently or it may be to attempt recovery. We will see.

A letter has reached me here from the seller, and he, poor fellow, is expecting to be jailed! It's all so Oriental!

The weather here is really delightful, cool nights, evenings and mornings and hot mid-days - a fine combination, but an unhealthy one for me. My throat is not as comfortable as it was in the desert air of Egypt and Syria - but not unlike its condition at home. From here, in the course of a week or ten days, I shall go via Ephesus, to Athens and Corfu and later on to Vienna and Budapest via Trieste.

I shall cable you this afternoon if office opens, or tomorrow
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