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Tue 16

I went down to the beach with Traill at 6 oclock this morn & collected as much wood washed ashore as we could carry. A message came through this morning saying a paper is to be commenced here as a memento of the work done here, prizes are being offered for the best verses written by any soldier the winner draws  £5. for best short story  £3.00 cartoons etc also are worth  £5 to the best also a prize of  £5 for design for cover; Bean appears to have the biggest say in getting it going it will be rather a novel book; A man was sent to Imbros again today for fresh vegetables Les & I put in for  £2.00 worth: Went for a swim this afternoon also washed some clothes. the water is rather chilly for swimming

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