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Mon 8th
Paraded sick again this morning & my sickness was named Diptheria by the old quack. I do not think he knows enough to be able to tell what it is, but the tent I camp in had to be pulled down & disinfected this morning
I hope none of the others catch dip. although I do not feel too bad myself & am enjoying a good holiday on the strength of it & I am satisfied to let it go as diphtheria until I get proof that it is not. The troops were out for musketry to-day & when they returned Crook, who has the same complaint as myself, went to the Sergeant Major &

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