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and spoons. Some consist of bottles filled with spoons which we shake violently; the bell effect is obtained by suspending the metal part of the entrenching tool by a string & banging it with a knife, mouth-organs, a mandolin & whistles and numerous kettle-drums, in the shape of dixie lids, partly complete the means whereby bright martial music is called into being.
We enjoy this immensely, as the beaming faces testify. The 'band' paraded round the deck in the evening, more to our gratification and amusement than to the enjoyment of the audiences.

Good health and novelty of environment, combined with a deep determination not to turn back from the plough to which we have set our

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