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We've had very hot weather here lately & the shower baths have been very well patronised There is a a big brick well built or sunk into the sand to receive the waste water from the showers & washing taps. This is about 5 ft deep & about 7 ft square. It often overflows & makes a small pond. The other night I was having a shower & I heard a loud splash & a shout. Looking over the mat-work partition I saw ripples & bubbles on the water, & presently a head in hat, with drooping & dripping plume, rose above the surface & with a couple of bold strokes the chap struck out for shore. It was one of reinforcements not long from Aus. & taking the pool for a patch of dry

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