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Saturday, 13 January 1917

Hear a mail is in. Still getting a few Turksby our Patrols. Had the Turksused Barb wire at Maghdabad Rafa we would not have done so well. [The following sentence crossed through.] We are not amused BOSH on my neck – fancy as soon as a man gets on the Desert these things start.

I have been given a good book found at Maghaba –      Green Mantle by John Buchanan [Buchan]. You should try & get it.

Tried to sleep on a Turkish Officers Stretcher last night but found I did better on the sand. Some of the Turkshave Medals that were given them for their Desert March to Romani!!! in Aug. these things will sell for 20/-.

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