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[Thursday 16 March 1916]

Paid my condolences to Sef Bey many Native notables come each day to a big Pavilion drink coffee smoke one Cigarette & go away in Silence this is kept up for a fortnight.
Every hour or two great wailing goes on in the House which is given up to the Women.
The men are silent but very impressive & these Arab chiefs are so courteous in their own way- & can teach Europeans a lot in the way of quiet dignity.
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Letters today from Mother 1/2/16 Joe 30/1/16 Day 7/2/16 Mrs Ainslie Mills Glad to get all news- note old Mrs F.S.F Boonoke died suddenly. Aunt Louie's letter enclosed in Mother please thank her.

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