Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 45

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last night I was assailed by a Trantula some 4 inches long. They are unpleasant beasts however "da mortuis nil nisi bonum". However he gave me the horrors all right directly after the candle was out. I could see in my fertile brain about five crawling steathily onto me, & I would break into a cold sweat & light a match. After about an hour & a box of matches were gone, I arose, took up my bed & walked & now I live on top of a table in the open.

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