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Friday 15 June 1917

[The following paragraph crossed through.] You may be surprised to hear that my old nickname of JERRY has never been allowed to die. Tommy Radford started it again & NOWELL uses it. I got it first at Mrs. BATEMANS. It is a relief to me to know that DOLLY is now provided for. I do not know how much but she has her own home, Furniture etc. & several hundreds a year at least – ISH gave 5000/-/- to relative, but entailed the rest for SON & daughter in equal shares. Have written you fully.

Near here is a SHEIKH's Tomb, as in the present so in the past, notable men had large monuments – these are dome shaped [see drawing on image] & painted white by mashing up the PRICKLY PEAR Cactus leaves & mixing with water. Good landmarks to take compass bearings on.

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