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May. 30 Sun.
Got one of the English Scouts, who speaks 4 or 5 languages to give me my first real lesson in Arabic this afternoon. I intend to go in strongly for Arabic & French both of which are extremely useful.
After tea went to the Kursal (variety theatre) & saw a very good programme although the songs were in French. Then visited the Soldiers Club near Esbekieh Gardens where we had a hot dinner about 9 p.m.
Number of patients now in Hospital – 476

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