Item 02: Frank Valentine Weir letter diary, 2 January-31 December 1916 - Page 63

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[Thursday 2 March 1916]

On Patrol today and by invitation had dinner with another Bedouin Owdah-
1 Whole Lamb, head, eye & all & 2 Turkey Cocks- came in- sweets, made of Buffaloe Milk Starch & Sugar,
All eat with hands, & literally tear the food.
The Lambs head was smashed with an axe- & brains Bon Bouche. Our Host could eat a lamb himself he informed me, & I believe it-
Their great ambition is to die knowing that no man has even seen their wifes. Asking when the Bedouins would rise to help the Desert Arabs, they replied- in Arabic "When two Sundays meet" "God bless you" which of course means never but we pick our man while feeding

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