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March, 1915
Tuesday 30
Altho' a Cosmopolitan town, one notices the absence of Chinamen, I have never seen one since leaving Colombo, all other nations here. Boils are better, never had such things but were they not one of the seven plagues of Egypt? 10% of the men have them.
Periscope – Charlie letter
Letter from Charlie I will enclose with this, I am getting made in Cairo 6 Periscopes out of Plate Glass to offer to Rifles for use in the trenches 'a la submarine we hear on the Continent they are most useful – Mrs Ferrar sent me from BelFast a Tin of Cakes & Chocolates it was nice to be remembered.

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