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of the harbours which we have visited so far, can be in any way compared with that which we left in Australia!

There is seemingly a big majority of blacks & dutch and half-castes in Cape-Town and as many of these are far from being refined, there is much to repel one from the place. The blacks are different from those at Durban, and are cheeky and are also quite a nuisance to everybody. It is rumoured that our long stay here is due to the fact that trouble is likely to arise between the British & the natives, but I doubt the truth of it.

The plot is deepening , life's expanse is growing ever broader, we are more & more losing ourselves in the duty which is to our hands, & the star of vision though at time dim, never becomes entirely obscured,

To be continued in our next. JWM

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