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oclock we left Debabis for Oghratina with our mouths parched & dry; The Turks have made small wooden troughs for watering horses & all the wells have been cleaned out & a good supply of salty water, but it is too salty for men to drink

Thurs 10th
Arrived at Oghratina late last night & dropped to sleep till daylight & some fantasies of water were brought on the scene & we soon made a hole in them, & filled our bottles, then mounted & went about half a mile south of Oghratina to a Hod with several good wells, here we watered our horses & then went to Hod-El-Negliat between Qatia & Oghratina, were issued with rations & slept all day

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