Item 04: John Duncan McRae diary, 6 May-18 September 1917 - Page 46

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because I could not, believe her.

June 15. Daudet's "Tartarin of Tarascon" & "Le Petit Chose" provided good reading to-day. The former is a clever farce, Tartarin being as stupid as Mr. Winkle.

June 16. The 56th Battalion came to Warloy last night & this afternoon I found out that Ken's sacrifice has been accepted; his trials have ended, he has found a haven after so many storms. And yet I cannot realise that he has gone; after all, he has not left us. I know that his presence will accompany me throughout my life, be it long or short; that which I most loved in him can never die.

June 17 Sunday. Our Battalion moved up towards the Line on Thursday morning but the doctor didn't think it advisable for me to join them then, in view of the long march entailed.

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