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You must be ready to confront difficulties if you would realise your hopes. It is the part of man to strive, and not to rely on the favours of Fortune. Not by fitful efforts, A moderate success but by constancy, is better than The most wonderful thing and the failure of a wise man. in the is an end secured. overwhelming work. world is the success of a fool —From "Arabian Wisdom,'' by Dr. Wortabet. Pupils op the Aix Anub School, [See page 39 Squad of Scouts at Ain Anub. Thk first corps of boy scouts in the Turkish Empire [See page 16ft CHAPTER IV.

35 to the evil influences Mrs. Worsley had brought from England in a huge pantechnicon the whole of her valuable, private furniture. A special jetty had be erected at Beyrout to for landing this extraordinary waggon, and for three days fourteen mules were employed to drag this heavy, cumbersome vehicle along the nine miles of winding roads that the Lebanon Anub. I from Beyrout to Ain slopes, found the ruins of the pantechnicon in the school arrival, grounds seventeen years after havoc of the The waggon fetched only The heavy Syrian 9d.

The Lebanon was now placed under the protection of the Great Powers, and a Christian Governor-General was appointed whole of the Lebanon with at his for the headquarters Bteddin, near Deir-el-Kamar, with four lieutenant-governors for certain sub-divisions of the Lebanon, one Druze with districts, of whom was always a his headquarters, for the removed from the ancient Druze capital of Deir-el-Kamar to the religious centre of the Druzes at Baakleen, situated about three miles from the chief governor's palace at Bteddin.

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