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We have run short of fresh water and have been using condensed water for about a week. We hope to reach Aden to-morrow where I believe we get Some fresh. I won't be sorry if we do. as the condensed has a peculiar taste like lime & Salt and a cup of clear water would be very much appreciated by those on board. 259 miles.25thGlorious morning. Sea unruffled and there are thousands of jelly fish with a red cross on them floating about.On account of water being short no one is allowed to do any washing until we reach Port Said where we will coal and get a fresh supply of water. I don't think we will stop at Aden though we are very near there now.The escort has gone ahead & last night there was an extra guard posted to watch the ammunition which was
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