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Report Lawrence Scouting in Near East Countries; Reported Near Mosul

T. E. Lawrence, the so-called uncrowned king of the Arabs, is reported to be reconnoitering in Syria, Iraq and Turkey under the name of Edward Thompson. The local papers give a thrilling itinerary of his travels from Bagdad on November 11 to Damascus and Aleppo whence he disappeared for ten days, turning up again November 23 on the Turko-Syrian frontier.

His passport was visaed by the Turkish consul at Aleppo which permitted him to proceed to Marden December 12 where he spent 12 days until the Turks began to suspect his identity. Lawrence, becoming aware of the watchfulness of the Turks, engaged a car and vanished, the driver returning December 23 and reporting that he had left his passenger near Mosul. The minister of the interior of Iraq has ordered frontier guards to be on the look-out for the mysterious traveller.