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Jan. 5 Tuesday 1915
Another horse died
Sea smooth, very hot
Trooper died and buried from "Samata"

Jan. 6 Wednesday 1915
German merchants"gun boats" in the vicinity.
Firing during night
Weather still sultry & hot.

Jan. 7 Thursday 1915
Distance 60 miles passed Cocos Island early 7 AM
2 horse died
a little rain fell, but no apparent difference in temperature.
Fleet doing a little "manuvring during afternoon, 1 hour's delay
expecting to reach Colombo next Thursday morning.

Jan. 8 Friday 1915
Horse died making 13 to date.

Heavy clouds rising very sultry
Fleet stopped 2 PM. "Servic"approached flagship & sent off a boat.
"Ceramic"did likewise, within ½ hour both boats returned to their respective ships.
Signal full steam ahead.

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