TCD MS 10515 folio 126 recto
bers carrying Their captures away over the flooded country. From the river I see the sun setting into the floods un-til the water glows crimson with a fiery blaze. A series of sunspots are now visible on its face. It is with a feeling of relief that the last rim of this burning monster sinks down from view, and a thought of thankfulness that we escape its fierce rays for some hours to come.
Our greatest luxury in Nasiriyah has been the Ice-factory. For some days this has failed. This is an unfortunate consequence for the hospitals; they have first claim and require large quantities to treat the many cases of sunstroke.
The desert is appearing Through The receding floods. But it is no longer a brown expanse of barren sand;