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May 4, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, May 4, 1930 London, England Found a comfortable and inexpensive room at the Regent Palace Hotel. 4.X.Y Breakfast 10:00 a.m. Metropolitan Tabernacle or Spurgeon’s . . . Heard a good sermon with no taint of Modernism. After lunch we visited St. Paul’s Cathedral then [we went] to Westminster Abbey, the place was packed—every foot of standing space was taken. The Arch Bishop of Canterbury read the Scriptures. A young man preached a splendid sermon on “Whom do men say that I Am?” John the Baptist, Elijah, and Jeremiah. “Thou art the

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May 3, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Saturday, May 3, 1930 Paris, France Could not sleep late this morning for we must pack up and get ready to fly. Mr. Bowman came promptly at 9:00 a.m. Richard went out with him for that conference . . . I did the packing and finished some letters for Africa. Mr. Bowman had lunch with us. 1:45 p.m. – We left the central offices of Great Britain Imperial Air Service in the big bus for the Aerodrome. 2:45 p.m. – We left the ground and were off for London. There was no

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May 2, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Friday, May 2, 1930 Paris, France Hotel Edward VII. It is so good not to have to get up early. Had breakfast in our room. Then Richard went out to have his shoes mended, film developed, see about our tickets home and to London tomorrow. After lunch we took a taxi for the Eiffel Tower and the World in Wax. These are the two things in Paris we wanted to see this time. The catacombs in wax was the best part. The tower is wonderful. Richard said it would prepare use for

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May 1, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 1, 1930 On the train between Rome and Paris 6:00 a.m. Had to change trains at Milan. The Paris train was certainly crowded. I sat on a little seat in the aisle and watched the baggage after the train had started, while Richard hunted seats. Finally, he found two vacant seats in a compartment with an English family, two ladies, who were sisters returning from India with two boys and a girl; it is needless to say they did not give us a cordial welcome. At the border of Switzerland,

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April 30, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Wednesday, April 30, 1930 Rome, Italy Ordered a taxi this morning, for there are three special things we must see. The Vatican Museum is the first on the list, hundreds of people were already pouring into it when we arrived. It is far beyond anything I have dreamed of both in extent and grandeur. It was impossible to see everything in our limited time. Next we drove out the Appian Way and thought of Paul’s arrival and welcome to Rome. We visited the catacombs—they cover acres of ground and go down six

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April 29, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Tuesday, April 29, 1930 Rome, Italy We “must see Rome also.” Richard is feeling better this morning although his head still aches. Had breakfast in our room and left Naples at 9:30 a.m. The country is quite different from what I expected, many mountains and tunnels, long tunnels and more tunnels. The soil is black and looks very rich, all under cultivation—great fields of wheat and buckwheat the latter in full white blossom. The trees are trimmed flat like a hand and used for grape trellis’s, many wires from tree to tree

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April 27 & 28, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, April 27, 1930 Naples, Italy 5:40 a.m. So glad to get up early for we are near Italy and expect to reach Naples by 7:30 a.m. A heavy fog retarded our progress and we did not land until after eight. Through customs without any trouble and took the bus for the Grand Hotel. Oh! What a contrast, a hot bath surely feels good. Rested all morning. After church we took a drive around the city. Such narrow dingy streets dirt and poverty everywhere but the King’s Palace occupies a whole block.

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April 23 & 24, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Wednesday, April 23, 1930 Jerusalem Just one week since we arrived in Jerusalem and now we must leave. 5:30 a. m.—breakfast and all the family were present to see us off, even baby Richard. Bag and luggage—we drove in a comfortable sedan car to visit, five Jewish colonies including Tel-e-viv, which is near Jaffa, the ancient city of Joppa. Saw some wonderful orange groves and a Jewish agricultural school. Took the train at Ludd for Cairo and at 10:30 p. m. arrived in the city. It rained all the way across the

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April 22, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Tuesday April 22, 1930 Jersalem Up a little before five and breakfast was announced at 5:30. At 6 a. m., we started for the Sea of Galilee. Miss Butterfield, Dad, and I are in an open touring car. I wore my winter coat, and we had two lap robes, which felt very comfortable as we drive over the mountain. We will pass through Nazareth the boyhood home of our Saviour and many places of interest before we reach the beautiful Sea of Galilee where Jesus preformed so many miracles. As we leave

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April 21, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Monday April 21, 1930 Beer-Sheba 6:00 a.m. Up and almost ready for breakfast, started home twenty minutes past seven. Aside from the cold it was a wonderful drive home through the fields of waving, golden wheat and barley. The hired hands are busy reaping in the ancient way with the sickles and transporting the golden sheaves to the threshing floor on the backs of camels. Could not take a picture for we had used our last film. At Hebron we visited Abraham’s grave in the Cave of Macphela. A Mohammed Mosque is

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May 6 & 7, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Tuesday, May 6, 1930 London, England 9:45 a.m. Breakfast. Richard went again to consult with Dr. Cochrane,

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May 5, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Monday, May 5, 1930 London, England Breakfast 9:30 a.m. Walked all the way to the office of

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May 4, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Sunday, May 4, 1930 London, England Found a comfortable and inexpensive room at the Regent Palace Hotel.

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May 3, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Saturday, May 3, 1930 Paris, France Could not sleep late this morning for we must pack up

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May 2, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Friday, May 2, 1930 Paris, France Hotel Edward VII. It is so good not to have to

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May 1, 1930

The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine Thursday, May 1, 1930 On the train between Rome and Paris 6:00 a.m. Had to change trains

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