A kindly soul sent me this gem written long ago in another world of experience. The author appears to have been the military governor of at least part of Palestine under British occupation and before the Mandate. His views are his own. I suppose this piece is widely known but it was not so for me. It has a kind of Agatha Christie "feel" to it and reminds me of the painful conversation I once had with a prosperous Christian Palestinian merchant friend concerning his father and grandfather's business in Jerusalem. By the time we finished up our talk I was "wired" with enough "'ahwa turkiya" to keep me awake for days. He was in tears and begging me to take some of the old invoices and correspondence that filled the cabinets in his office. He wanted me to have them as proof of the existence of what he believed to have been a better world, one in which Christians, Jews, and Muslims lived and traded together in the Holy Land.