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a touch of the blues the last day or two & been feeling very sleepy & in no humor for work; measles are quite the rage at present & there is quite a number of lads in hospital with them. The food had not been kept up to us too well during the last week & I have to buy a good deal of jam at 4 PT (10d) per tin. These Egyptians rob us hand over fist. The pump in working order again & were able to water the horses at the trough again to night

Wed 27 Received some letters & papers from home late last night. one each from Geo. Meg, Jess

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