Giles papers, 9 May 1914-13 May 1919 / Arthur Clyde Giles - Page 60

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Dear Father.
We are going along O.K. Splendid weather ever since leaving hardly a ripple on the water. There was a fair crowd on the wharf to see the boat. Then the launches were flying about all the time we were anchored out. I saw the Captain Cook coming out. Had a look if I knew any one on board but dident. There hasint been any sickness yet. The weather has been too good. Coming from the railway we had more civilians in the lines than troops was a great crowd. Our quarters are right forward in the first hold. Have to sleep in hammocks. They are very comfortable. It was my first experience of a hammock as well as a number more. We were all wondering how

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