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King came to the rescue by firing some [indecipherable] vincy lights in the air. (Lahiff was reputed to have in his possession anything from a rifle to a 15 inch gun) This caused much consternation among the Arabs sleeping along the line and the driver looking behind saw that he had mislaid half his train so started to back pedal. At 5 am on the 14th we reached Suez and went into a camp alongside the railway line. It is very hot and though we were all augstered it was impossible to sleep.
15th We were paid this morning and all hands had leave to Suez which like all Egyptian

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