Item 03: Walter Bruce Rainsford diary, 1 January 1916-31 December 1916 - Page 9
Feb 3rd (Thurs)
The day before yesterday I had one of my usual bi-weekly French lessons with Mlle. Deslongrais & then she took me along to make the acquaintance of a family of Cairo people (Hensphone or something the name is). My first introduction to a civilian home in Cairo after 12 months here. Nothing very Australian – all foreign but none the less agreeable. The mother cannot speak English at all but her daughter (about 19) can speak a little. Found my French very useful (what little I have learnt so far). Met several other people there & had altogether had quite a decent time. Perhaps now I have made a start I may be able to get to know plenty of people.
Yesterday I managed to get down to Tel el Kohn – the big