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More land hove in
sight today. Aden. A very
fine spot. The first thing
we saw was a huge rock
appearing on the horizon
like a cloud. We stayed here
for about 8 Hrs. It is very interesting
to see the different types of
n**gers, these appear to be a more
civilised & a better class than
those of Colombia (sic). Although we
anchored well out, we were soon
surrounded on all sides by this tribe
with boat loads of tined pines, dates
& Turkish & Egyptian Cigarettes. These were
going at 6 per 100 upwards to 2/-.
I think we all have enough now
to last us to end of war.