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& contented & well on the way to recovery. Pt Said I liked much better than the other ports. The beggars were kept better in hand. Sailed from there at noon & passed out of the Canal seeing At the entrance to it the Grand Statue of the man "French" who was the means of making it.

In 4 days we expect to be at Marseilles – in England on the e27th.

Still morning on in The Med-Sed doing an average speed of 392 miles a day. Its very dismal at nights – port [indecipherable] closed & dark blinds drawn. No ray of light is allowed to escape anywhere. So I go to sleep peacefully feeling all is safe – quite sure the Germans couldn't detect us. Though it all tends to make us realise that at any minute our lives might be called – were full of hope, though to be able to accomplish the work we have set out to do.

Marseilles to-morrow 20th
Such rough weather a.m. too rough for a

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