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Dec. 24 Fri.
Christmas Eve – Spent the afternoon decorating the Colonel's office – it looks very smart!
Went into Cairo about 5.30 p.m. & about half an hour later rain began to fall – third time since I came to Cairo. Went to Shepheards' where a Belgian Fete was being held, but arrived too late & found all over Town full of Troops (notwithstanding rain) & some the worse for booze. Rendered first aid to an unconscious chap who had evidently been drugged with native liquor & then handed him over to the Mil. Police.
Went back to Gezira acting as escort to English lady who appeared to be a trifle afraid of natives & "excited" soldiers.

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