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August 19, 1926 : Head Camp (Lower & Upper) ; Rouffaer River

August 19th

This morning dawned bright and sunshiny and the river had fallen a foot or so during the night, so Posthumous and Jordans packed up and made ready to leave for river "C", going about 8 A.M. I took a long hike into the jungle back of camp, running into a swamp about two miles inside. Plenty of leeches.

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