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August 3, 1926 : Motor Camp ; Rouffaer River

August 3rd

This was a day of rest. Stan, Le Roux and I played bridge all morning with the dummy on a log table made by the sergeant. Dick spent the morning reassembling his dark room. The river has been rising all day and this evening is again only a few inches from the top of the bank. The only incident {p. 203} worthy of record is that a red Papuan dog has adopted our camp as his home apparently and seems quite contented with things here.

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