Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 27

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the clouds . The picture was complete and I could not help sitting up in bed, in order to see all there was to be seen. The white shining caps on the waves reflecting the rays of the silvery moon, the rolling clouds , the roar of wind and wave, the rows of silent sleepers along the deck at by side all sent a thrill through my heart and made me feel "how excellent is it to be alive" and how unfathomable are the creatures of Him who made and cares for all things.
After a fine day's trip Allen and I took a blanket up on to the prow of the boat and there chatted till bed-time and there we realised what it is to be truly contented for we thought

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