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Novm 27th Skipper says good news through on Marconi last night, he would not say "what" so we must wait patiently till [indecipherable] is reached – Clear fine day & a calm sea once more – Near the Ilshant Rocks, do remember we were nearly wrecked there this time last year
Novm 28th Colder this morning – we should be thankful to be afloat & all's well – 10 days at sea & only off Portugal. We have men on board who have been torpedoed several times, their nerves are not of the best: When will it all end – I wonder
Novm 29th Censored
Novm 30th
Word has been passed back from our escort that a sunken wreck is not far off & mine submarines – I dreamt last night I heard the crack of a torpedo & ran out into the passage – but all was quiet so went back to bed. Carter's Liver pills may stop the dreams
Continued from notes Dec 9th
Notes [indecipherable]
To Dec 13th & 14 – Personal – Dec 17 & 18 ditto Decbr 19th & 20th – 21st
Dec 22nd
Rode into Ismailia – the men here will have a good Xmas, Turkey Fruit a bottle of Beer per man Sports on Boxing day – I spent one Xmas day returning from Gallipoli one Xmas day at El Arish & this one here – Reinforcements all pass through training here & & do musketry etc
Dec 23rd Personal 24th

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