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June 28, 1926 : Albatross Camp (Base Camp) ; Mamberamo River

June 28th

Today Stanley and I did more writing. Korteman was busy overseeing the loading of the canoes for the transport which leaves tomorrow morning. Anji was around this evening asking if we did not want to send a letter to Hans and Prince by him on the transport. Therefore we composed a letter and gave it to him. During the interval between transports the Dyak hunters have brought in a lot of birds of paradise as well as brilliant birds of other varieties. Today was no exception to the rule. The river is still rising. {p. 139}

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