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August 6, 1926 : Motor Camp ; Rouffaer River

August 6

Water is still rising. Yesterday a new warehouse for the magazine was built on and our goods all moved to it. The Dyaks have been active between times and built two miniature canoes each capable of carrying two men. They are a little unsteady but made after the model of the big canoes, sideboards, end boards and all. We use them in getting about camp from one structure to the other as the big canoes can't make the turns. Spent a big part of the day under the klambu reading newspapers and partly catching up on news from home. Becker left with the transport downstream this morning. He will return now to Albatross Camp and "Dot" will take his place here. {p. 205}

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