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Sat 8th
Applied for a pass for the day to go to Cairo to arrange some money matters. The pass was given but Major Smith asked me also to buy 10/- worth of thick cord to use instead of baggage straps as they are not obtainable; Came to Cairo & arranged for  £75-0-0 to be paid to Father also 5/- per day from the 1st of January; then succeeded in finding the cord to suit ; after hunting all over Cairo for it; & arrived back in camp at 2.30, & having nothing better to do went back to Cairo again; Posted the Kukri home today; Had tea at the New Obelisk & then went to the Kursall & witnessed the best programme I have ever seen arrived back in camp at 9.30

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