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22.3.16Wed 22ndMajor Smith had to go to Tukh-El-Khail today to attend a court martial & brought my pen back with him Had a very quiet day in camp;Horse troughs were erected today by the river to water the horses at; Capt. Stucky came with the reinforcements last night & is to take charge of H Troop.
The canteen caught fire about 8 oclock tonight & the roof which was made of corn stalks was burned. the rest of the building is made of mud bricks, several of the lads raider the canteen a little later & got away with about 30 bottles of beer; The natives went to the Major but the beer could not be found; Received a message from Gen. Head Quarters at Minia tonight to try & get in touch with the Signal Stn at Beni-Suef at 10 oclock tomorrow morning; Beni Suef is about 40 miles N.E. of us, & we are to use the helio.
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