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[Page 37]

Nov 20

has not yet put in any appearance since the 8th when she left us & disappeared to the south, perhaps she is finished with us. The lads decided to go on strike at dinner time, on account of the high prices charged at the Canteen. the Canteen was opened for about an hour at dinner time, but as no one turned up for goods the Canteen was closed again.

Two or three beer-drinkers have threatened to "scab" it, but I do not think there are many that will give in; the sea is very calm; I am on duty from 6 to 8 P.M. ; I have been cleaning stables this morning & practicing Morse this afternoon; It will be a pity if all those bananas go bad on account of the strike; a pair of shoes

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