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Sat 29th
The Officers had a pidgeon match at Tukh-El-Kheil today
Capps [?] of A Sqd was found dead this morning, he died during the night in bed of natural causes, & was sent into Minia today on his way to Cairo;
My name was scratched off the list of men to go to the School of Instruction Lieut Garbett went in charge of the party

Sun 30th
Nothing of any consequence happened today; Reid & I went into the native village tonight on the invitation of Surgis Yusssef to have a feed with them Meat & vegetables were placed on one big dish in the centre of the table & it was a case of the fastest eater scoring best; it was not a bad feed & had plenty of beer, lemonade & water melon; 6 soldiers were there

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