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Ch.Archaeology/to a friend.Feb 28
Hotel D'Angleterre Damas,Syrie.
"Petra is the most wonderful place in the world,not for the sake of its ruins,which are quite a secondary affair,but for the color of its rocks,all red and black and grey with streaks of green and blue, in little wriggly lines . . . and for the shape of its cliffs and crags and pinnacles,and for the wonderful gorge it has,always running deep in spring water,full of oleanders,and ivy and ferns,and only just wide enough for a camel at a time,and a couple of miles long.But I have read hosts of most beautifully written accounts of it,and they give one no idea of it at all . . . and I am sure I cannot write nearly as nicely as they have . . . so you will never know what Petra is like,unless you come out here . . . Only be assured that till you have seen it you have not the glimmering of an idea how beautiful a place can be.
I came up here on the Hedjaz line, after arresting three police-men at Maan, and marching them disarmed through the streets to the Serail,while my camels which they had arrested, escaped.
But that labour requires a letter of itself.
Au Revoir. L.
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