Item 05: M.C. Evans war diary, 16 June-8 November 1917 - Page 28
"This is very poor cocoa".
"It's not cocoa, it is tea", said the subaltern who had arrived after it had been order.
"Oh!" said the officer and put down his cup abruptly, for he knew something of the oriental "Give Ahmed a call will you"?
On his arrival Ahmed explained that he had found some tea that had been used for lunch that day; he was careful to explain that it had been quite dry not standing