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Bridges who wanted me to meet [[underlined in red]] Munn [[/underlined in red]] & a certain Mr. [[underlined in red]] Claudy. [[/underlined in red]] But the two latter did not show up.
Sept 19. [[underlined in red]] Rene' Engel [[/underlined in red]] came for lunch. and went with me on the Ion. I went to dinner of [[underlined in red]] Mali [[/underlined in red]] in home of [[underlined in red]] Cardinal Mercier. [[/underlined in red]] Present E. [[underlined in red]] de Cartier. [[/underlined in red]] Embassador of Belgium [[underlined in red]] de Forest. [[/underlined in red]] etc etc. I presided table No 1. some [[?]]ties, also [[underlined in red]] professor of Louvain, [[/underlined in red]] fortunately had my friend Col. [[underlined in red]] Cardinal Mercier [[/underlined in red]] with his tall [[strikethrough]] thin [[/strikethrough]] slim body and fine athletic head [[underlined in red]] makes an excellent impression [[/underlined in red]] which is further strengthened when he speaks. His English was fairly good and well said. He gives an impres-
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sion of directness and great sincerity. No pose no speaking for the galleries. [[underlined in red]] No wonder he gave so much trouble to the Huns. [[/underlined in red]] They probably had never met as sincere as fearless and as direct a man as he. After the dinner we entered the main hall of the [[underlined in red]] Hotel Astor [[/underlined in red]] which was entirely filled with mostly Belgians or other guests. The cardinal spoke in English first then in Flemish then at length in French and gave a long recital of some of the atrocities in Belgium. Lewis drove me home.
Sept 20. Went aboard the [[underlined in red]] Ion [[/underlined in red]] with James. [[underlined in red]] Hot [[strikethrough]] engine [[/strikethrough]] cylinders on Engine; [[/underlined in red]] anchored near [[underlined in red]] Bases of Dyckman street [[/underlined in red]] Ferry. Foggy night. Fog. 
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