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We have run short of fresh water and have been using condensed water for about a week. We hope to reach Aden to-morrow where I believe we get Some fresh. I won't be sorry if we do. as the condensed has a peculiar taste like lime & Salt and a cup of clear water would be very much appreciated by those on board. 259 miles.
Glorious morning. Sea unruffled and there are thousands of jelly fish with a red cross on them floating about.
On account of water being short no one is allowed to do any washing until we reach Port Said where we will coal and get a fresh supply of water. I don't think we will stop at Aden though we are very near there now.
The escort has gone ahead & last night there was an extra guard posted to watch the ammunition which was

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