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At the — hotel, in Cairo, they are not noted for dispatch in filling orders for meals. If a warm dinner is ordered, some time is taken to cook it.--Not long since I stopped there, and sat down at a table with an elderly gentleman, who ordered squirrel. I waited some time for my dinner, but was almost through, and the old gentleman was still waiting for his squirrel. But his patience was at last exhausted, and he beckoned the steward to him, and said: "Has the man got a good gun ?" "What man ?" asked the steward. "The man that's gone to shoot the squirrel I ordered," said the old gentleman, with great gravity. Just then I choked, and did not hear the steward's answer, but I saw him disappear, and in a few seconds the old gentleman was devouring his squirrel with apparent relish.
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