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to reproduce. Round this lake raged an inferno, but never did fire glow, or flames glare so fiercely as this. In the lake were several red hot coals glaring out forming a great contrast to the restful blue which surrounded them. To me the lake meant rest, contentment and peace. But those flames – I shudder.

29th At 9.15 we dropped anchor outside the port of Dakar in Senegal a French seaport on the West coast of Africa. It is said to be the French naval base.

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