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This is the day we twisted the lion's [[strikeout]]tale[[/strikout]] tail! Banzai!

Paul Riés, the Americanized Frenchman, got up a little party, - six or seven of us, - to fittingly commemorate the happy day.  We certainly did have all kinds of a time.  Riés climbed down into the ring and did a little stunt himself in his enthusiasm.  We unanimously awarded him the cake.  The meeting broke up on Smith's roof tomorrow morning.

"Put me somewhere East of Suez ----"

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Damfino what we did today except to read mail, and play a little tennis.  I've got behind in this record of me young and innocent life and me memory is forgetful.  Let us stow it.

Transcription Notes:
Damfino = Damned if I know

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