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written by the defendant in which he says "I will cleave to you like the flees to a dog's belly.
Dec 5Arrrive in Durban at about 9.30 this morning after a fine approach.
To summarise re the trip from Sydney, we had a smooth passage to Bass Strait but met heavy seas & stormy weather through the Bight. The Indian Ocean was exceedingly calm except for two days which were a bit blowy & rough.
For an hour or more before we reached Durban, the shore was clearly seen by us as we clustered anxiously around the rails, watching & waiting & wondering. At last we passed the Lighthouse & steamed up the approach to the harbour which was
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