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PART IV - THE EAST
CHAPTER I - SALUTE TO THE ORIENT!

kites in Cairo and none in Alexandria. So when the old residents say to me, as they will, 'There is no such country as the Orient, there is only Dagoland ': I must reply to them: ` You may be right, but I must gain my own disillusionment, not adopt yours ; you know much, I nothing, yet I cannot learn from you.' Oh, reject the bitter tradition of mistrust that is served to the newcomer with his first cocktail, reject the little hints that the Club provides, so helpful in detail, so harmful in bulk ! In India the tradition has lasted too long, the bitterness is irremediable, the hints have usurped the whole of speech. But in this nearer East there is still hope. Cynicism has not yet won, and I may help to defeat it. There's a nobler literature anyhow ; Kinglake, Morier, Doughty, Blunt, Lucie Duff-Gordon discovered more than Dagoland : they found gravity and mirth here, also health, friendship, peace . . . Prayer against timidity.
The above prayers are all negative, dangers to avoid, fears to overcome. They are clinched by a prayer which is positive and which seems their contradiction : a prayer for dignity and impressiveness. The perfect traveller whom we are building up is a charming creature, with every advantage of heart and head, but he is diffident, and diffidence will not succeed in the East. Unless I have a touch of the regal about me, a glint of outward armour, my exquisite qualities will be wasted, my tact and insight ignored. The East is a bit of a snob, in fact. It does require its sympathizers to seem great as well as to be good, and I must do my best to oblige it in this little matter ; so may I be mistaken for a king !
Moreover, it is desirable to be young. But this, alas ! cannot be phrased as a prayer. ' God,' says a cruel Egyptian proverb, ` has given earrings to those who have no ears,' and few elderly travellers have escaped this irony of Allah's. They have letters of introduction and facilities, but not ears in any useful sense, and the jewels that they bring back are ' I am much struck with the alterations in Bethlehem-not to say improvements, since my previous visit in 1885,' or ' representative institutions should be introduced into the Oasis of Siwa,' or ' after an interesting conversation with the Mufti, in which Henry acted as interpreter, Lucy and I proceeded to inspect the so-called tomb of Potiphar's wife.' Elderly travellers don't write Eothen. It is hard to be

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