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May 6, 1924. Went to Tsang2 Lin Shien. ^[[?]] Very hot. Killed four birds, only two useful.
Was invited to hunt leopards, and assured that they could be found. As I had only the shotgun and the game-getter, which is single fire, it did not seem to me wise to tackle leopards.

May 7, 1924. I expected to go further south to the high hills where the aborigines live, and where there should be excellent specimens,  but the official reported that a strong band of robbers was operating in that section, and advised me not to go. Killed two birds. Light rain.

May 8, 1924. Killed six birds. Caught a large turtle and some insects. The turtle was in a temple pool. 
The official confirmed the report that it was unsafe to go into the country of the aborigines.

May 9, 1924. Went to Kong Shien. Killed seven birds on the way. Got an uncommon butterfly. A cloudy day, threatening rain.

May 10, 1924. Got four birds, one rare, two uncommon. All good. Went to Shüin Gien Fü ^[[?]] ^[[Sü]], 40 li or about 13 miles.

May 11, 1924. Went to Hua Tan Chiao. Secured a number of good insects, two birds, one a kingfisher. 
Found a place in a grove where I saw and caught a number of rare insects. Saw one butterfly I never saw before, but he escaped. Caught a reddish frog that the Chinese say lives on the hills and mountains. Killed five new birds.
A warm day.
The Chinese everywhere have home-made shotguns and are killing many birds. 

May 12, 1924. Travelled about 17 miles to Nyan ^[[NGAN]] Lin Chiao. Got several interesting insects, one new beetle, one new ant, one new butterfly, one new bird (new to my collecting). In all killed six birds.
Very hot.
The skinner is cross because he has to stay up late at night so often to get done.

May 13, 1924. Travelled across the country to Muh^[[4]] Jia' Piü.2. ^[[PIN]] 
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