Item 01: John Duncan McRae diary, 5 October-11 December 1917 - Page 17

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until the engineer intervened. We also found a nice 'private room' under the canvas of one of the life-boats which is slung over the side of the ship and there we had a pleasant afternoon nap and after smoking away comfortably at our pipes like two old soldiers.
Met a certain Mr. Marr an old high-school mate who is an officer to one of the battalions on board.
We passed close by several ships today, and the boys cheered as though they were charging an enemy trench.
Saw a great number of porpoises and migrating birds and what seemed to be several whales. Allen and I have found a little 'nest' which we call

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