Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 48

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dark world & wide'. There is a text which says 'where there is no vision, the people perish' and I often used to wonder why we were not told what would be the result where there was a glorious vision; now I believe that it was because the writer feared lest mere words would fail him in this altogether.
At 10.A.M. Parade we had a few good games; for one, we all (18 in our section) sat in a circle on the deck and one of us had to stand up aslant in the middle and keep stiff & let the rest pass him round & the first to let him fall had to go in the middle etc.
We also played with the medicine ball, which is as big as a soccer ball & full of straw or such. We also skipped , 'all-in together' etc & some of them

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