>And did you get your editing work in?

Brought my book, hauled it around, but did not work. Couldn't work on board, on the river of 5000 years. Not on shore because I could always take a horse-drawn shay cab for ten Egyptian pounds ($3) and explore, say, Luxor--


back streets and bazaars with chickens, donkeys, camels, water buffalo, children and grandparents; corn in husks piled up, fruit stands, women in chadoor carrying crates of potatoes on their heads, men scurrying by in their flapping galabias, the melon-seller squatting on the corner, smoke from the beehive ovens, the kirkady vendor with his cart of urns and small glasses.... (Kirkady is an Egyptian drink made from hibiscus flowers.)

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