Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 38

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flags which decked the impromptu stage and listened in silent (???) awe to the very entertaining items given by the lads. The concern was extremely novel and delightful to both Allen and myself.
he boat rolled steadily along, and we could feel the throb of her mighty heart; we got occasional glimpses of the setting sun through interstrices in the canvas awning; we could see a strip of dark blue sea on either side of us, and in the midst of it all, as happy as could be, and oblivious of all else, the boys lost themselves for the time in the amusement of the moment. Allen & I had an exalted position on a piece of flooring-mat fixed between two of the donkey engines on an

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