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30 June, 1916
When we left Etmaler this morning the whole desert was wrapt in a curtain of fog, When some times we climbed on to the top of a sand hill we could see it stretching around us like a huge mosquito net; The air was damp & our clothes got quite wet Travelling was difficult & it took us a long time to get a proper move on We got to Katia shortly after daylight & made tea for breakfast We will stay here all day I think & will leave about 12 oclock to night. The mare is fit she has eaten all the feed I brought for her & is now on some bakseech - Im glad she is eating well some of the horses are a bit crook & off their feed already dont know what they will feel like to morrow after going all night. My hands are sore the flies have got to a couple of places where I had bark knocked of & they are septic, Dont feel too good any way. The palms here are loaded with dates, I wonder if we will be here when they are ripe. My mare has taken a fancy to them & every green date that drops near her she snaps up.

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