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a 1/- a day 6d of which is sent home. They envy us our 6/- per day. The ship was towed to another berth this morning. All the dirty blankets etc. are being taken ashore to a laundry. The boat is sailing again in 2 days. Went ashore in a tug and marched down the railway to a single carriage. Saw the 'Colenso' Wilson Liner in dock. Our carriage was hitched to a long goods train carrying army waggons etc. and at 3 p.m. off we went. We arrived at our destination 11 hrs. later. Abbaseih is the name & it is 2 ½ miles from Cairo. En route we saw camels, mud villages, Moslems praying at sunset

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