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[Tuesday 22 February 1916]

60% of the children die in the native villages so any that live are mostly immune & can live in the most unsanitary places in the world- great place for sore eyes-"Jupiter"& another star or planet is very bright as the sun goes down- some of the Natives tell us it never was so bright, & must be an English light from Balloon. Shifted to Exbid-SIDHOLM the place of Sef Bays- as Head Quarters thought the risk of plague too great- We commandeered Felucca Boats & floated the Baggage down the South JOSEPH Canal- Called Joseph's Canal from time immemorial but spelt in Arabic JOWSEF

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