Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 102

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just to feel their bristly little curls and their eyes twinkled with delight.

The two Post-Cards which I sent to George are real pictures of Ricksaw men, just as they appear. They are all dressed up somewhat gorgeously, with short pants only about half way down to their knees, and make a pretty sight as they fly along the city streets with their light vehickles & gay passengers. The feather which I am sending was pulled out of the adornments of one of these Ricksas whilst we were plying the owner with our foolish questions.

Of course the coaling of our boat went on all night & throughout that time we could hear the Kaffirs singing as they worked.

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