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mangosteens & coconuts. Before we sailed I sampled all of them. I don' t think much of the quality of the fruit. The bananas were sold first for 2/- & then for 1/- a bundle & a half a stalk full. After tea there was practically a riot aboard because the Lt. Col. would not allow us to go ashore. At length he said he would see the authorities ashore once more & try to get us permission to land. It appears that the 2nd Contingent went and painted the town red. A week after the transports had sailed soldiers were being found  €“ some in the native quarters

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