Rupert Gunnis was showing Mary Storrs the sites of Nicosia:

Church and hospital. After lunch Mary and I down to town and I showed her the mosque of the Dancing Dervishes and the long row of tombs of dead and gone dervishes, each with his tall camel hair hat at the head of the grave. The sect has fallen on evil times in Cyprus there only remaining only one Dervish who is continually drunk! The revenues are worth over £400 a year and the Dervishes in Syria are putting in a claim but Munir hopes and I expect will deflect the revenues into the Evkaf Department.