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CHRISTMAS DAY IN JERUSALEM. In a letter from Jerusalem, dated j Christmas Day, a W elshsoldier de- I scribes his surroundings as follows:— "I am now discharged from hospital and back with the regiment. I left Beersheba on a motor lorry on ^3 and had a most interesting -;c!e, driv- j ing through Hebron, which is now a large town built in terraces and abound- ing in vineyards. I was charmed with Bethlehem which possesses largo and beautiful buildings and good cuitna- tion. On tho site where J-us w:-s lorn is a tremendous church, on top of which is a marble statue of Christ. "Later, we passed King Solomon's Wells and then reached the Holy City of Jerusalem (Jaffa Gate). I walked into Jerusalem and found several of our staff quartered in an empty room, and I joined them. Yesterday I spent a most profitable day in sight-seeing. Not two minutes' walk is Golgotha, or Calvary. I paid a visit to the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, where Christ was laid, and saw the stone that was rolled lway. I afterwards saw the Mount of Olives and the Garden of Gethsemane. Inside the inner walls of Jerusalem nn soldier is allowed without a permit, and must fee accompanied by an offi- j cor. The quartermaster and I succeed- ed in getting inside in the afternoon and saw Jerusalem. We saw the sites where Christ was tried by Pilate, the prison He was in, and the five stations where He halted with the Cross. The Omar Mosque is about as fino a build- ing -is I have seen, all decorated with mosaic work."

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