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5th Earl of Caernarvon

'… was of medium height slim build, with nondescript features and sparse hair. The shape of his head was abnormal, flattened at the top, sloping abruptly downward, and widened, which gave a curious effect on a slender neck… The unhealthy colour of him complexion was made more conspicuous by the fact that his face was pitted from smallpox. But when he discussed Egyptology, his pale, lustreless eyes lit up with enthusiasm…'.


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