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wind but there has been a big storm to the south of us somewhere & the "Lokas" are on.  We could clear the passage all right but would be unable to load any copra at Vanna Vatu so the trip is off.  The Lokas may be on one day -- 2 days -- or a week!  My chances of Vanna Vatu are slim.  Shall probably be off to Namuka Tuesday or Wednesday -- weather permitting.

     The Tui Valavala  came in today, having left Suva June 28th (evening)  No word from you so I assume you were unable to see Sukuna.  Am writing Naian today to have the China cutter [[underline]] Navitoka [[/underline]] stand by on August 15th.  It would cost me  £16-0-0 to go to Suva

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on the LEI & I want to avoid that if possible.

     Gentle showers now falling! My friend Eason has some good books so I'm going to put my feet up & take a bit of Sunday rest.  See you later --


Komo, Lau
July 2
Dear Ed --

     For the third time I reach Komo after starting for some other place!  The "Lokai" forced me to abandon the Vanna Vatu trip & we sailed in the [[underline]] Lei [[/underline]] at 10:30 am for Namuka.  About noon we struck dirty weather & after bucking around amid the rain squalls we 

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