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to go for a dip, providing their lower limbs were covered. It appears that only naval ratings were allowed this privilege, and judging by the number of men in the water one would imagine all men aboard were members of the Navy.
Some one found a ball and for a half and hour or so we managed in that papillon aquatic spirit, Polo. Then came the pull to get back on board and to the majority of troops this proved a very difficult job. I just reached the top and had there been any more rungs on the ladder I would never have been

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