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Prompt photo curtsy of Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Arriving at Alexandria was a cultural shock. The port was a riot of colour and smells. As for the massed ranks of humanity, all straining to earn a few silver piastres. Well it was reminiscent of the garden that I had left behind. But what is life without a few adventures. As for the lass who now owned the boat. Well, the number of camels that I was offered for her was fantastic. Bronzed skin and fair hair it seemed was a magnet to the Egyptian male. So instead I hired a nut brown girl called Khepri. Only time would tell if I had done right.

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