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send three men away for a shave before giving them their passes. These men however returned to their billets got drunk & waited for an opportunity to to 'chat' me and they were successful. I regret to say. They used up all the words in the Australian Vocabulary of Slang and even invented a few more for my especial benefit. In the midst of their wild harangue a number of their drunken cobbers joined them and yelled applause to each epithet which was hurled at me. As I hadn't a single witness to enable me to crime any of them and as I was

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