Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 27
tabakh, to give him his full name & titles, appeared. An ugly looking scoundrel black as the ace of spades but a fair cook. The officer wanted tea; Ahmed, with
man much gesticulation, explained volubly that there was no tea but would the Presence have cocoa.
The Presence would!
In due time the beverage arrived. The officer & his subaltern by the light of a candle poured it out and commenced to drink it. After a few sips the