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intricate piece of tapa -- also a boy spreading copra out to dry.

Willy is certainly a head man in this town! Chicken again tonight.  Two men have the job of providing us with vegetables, etc. -- one comes in the  AM & one in the PM -- Shades of Notha & the days of my "starvation"!

The copies of the [[underline]] Geographic [[/underline]] that I brought along will, like my pack of cards, soon be ready for the "glass case"! We quite often wish you were here, Ed! Here's a bowl of yanjana to you!

[[inserted in margin with arrow to previous paragraph]] (Willy cut a fine walking stick for you in Lakemla.)
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P.S. --
Lest you forget -- 2 months 

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from tonight is my wedding night -- so do you drink something-or-other to me!

cheers --

thank God I bought a Flit [[?]] gun! Few mosquitoes & house flies here but there are countless numbers of tiny non-biting flies that swarm around the lights & mess up the table. I cover the map, use the gun & they fall like snow! then I have a few minutes on a clean sheet.

The evening grows old -- time to join the floor gang for the last few rounds -- before going [[underline]] temporarily [[/underline]] to sleep!


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