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KNIGHT-ERRANT

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IN MANY LANDS.

BY

SIR VINCENT EYRE, K.C.S.I. & C.B.

MAJOR-GENERAL, ROYAL ARTILLERY (RETIRED).

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Το

C. M. E.

the constant companion of my wanderings in many lands,

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THIS volume is intended solely for the entertainment of innocent and juvenile minds irrespective

of age.

Three months of almost continuous downpour

of rain during the autumn of 1872 in our northern counties, drove the writer to the south of Europe in search of the truant sun; but, failing to find that lost luminary even in that comparatively favoured region, he embarked for Egypt, and there beheld the object of desire waiting to greet him with even too warm a welcome.

After a pleasant sojourn of three weeks in Cairo, a party was formed for ascending the Nile as far as Philæ. The boat-one of the largest on the river-was christened the “Star of India.We

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