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Sun. 18th. Came out in orders this morning that Nelson is Sergeant in Head Quarters on probation. Felt too tired & lazy to go to the Church service this morning, so dozed in the tent till stables sounded. After dinner I was watching an Egyptian boy drilling, & he knows more about it than does most soldiers. In fact the Regt. S.M. Lindsell could not think of an order that he could catch him on; he collected 37 piastres on his work; he was taught by the lads at Mena. Stan had an afternoon pass, & went to Cairo.

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