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Mon 1st
Les & McFarlane went into Minia today to see if they could draw money through the bank; All passes have been stopped to Cairo & Sohag for a week; It is rumored that a troop of the 9th L.H. was captured a week or so ago on the Sinai Peninsula,
We seldom get papers here & are not too well posted with news
A swim & cards after tea

Tue 2nd
We got orders from R.H.Q. to make preparations to move at short notice; Abdul Moolah was here when I received the message & was very downhearted when he hear the news I gave him £1 to get Sundays dinner ready for but cancelled the order; The Officers fired away a good many rounds of gun cartridges this evening shooting birds

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