Talal Ahmed al-Makhoul should do her till the reason

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--
with binoculars because of the
distorting effect of the glass. A local builder, Brud Campbell,
with whom I became very friendly, suggested plate glass.
With that installed, I could rest on my bed and watch the
fishing boats out in the bay. The whole expanse of harbor
was within my view, with the Yacht Club, the harbor
master's office and the lighthouse as prominent features.
On a clear day I could see the Mountains of Mourne, away
in British occupied Ireland, while, from Howth Head, I
could dimly see the mountains of Wales far across the Irish
Sea.
We bought a second-hand car and often journeyed up

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into the Dublin Mountains, enjoying the pure air and the
beautiful scenery. On one such trip we heard of an elderly
Siamese cat who was dying from an immense internal
tumor. After much pressure, we managed to take her into
our household. The best veterinary surgeon in the whole of
Ireland examined her but thought she had only hours to
live. I persuaded him to operate to remove the tumor
caused by neglect and too many kittens. She recovered, and
proved to have the sweetest nature of any person or animal
I have ever met. Now, as I write, she is walking round like
the gentle old lady she is. Quite blind, her beautiful blue
eyes radiate intelligence and goodness. The Lady Ku'ei
walks with her, or directs her telepathically so that she does
not bump into things or hurt herself. We call her Granny
Greywhiskers as she is so much like an elderly granny
walkin


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