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camera with me on top of Yangasa' Levu! It was one of the most beautiful sights I have seen in the south seas - real barrier & atolls lying almost at my feet in a blue sea!

Am giving the captain a 5/0 bonus for the sporty sail we had last night & am getting the little daughter a silk sulu. Let there be no misunderstanding about the Captain's daughter! In spite of her womanly figure she is only eleven years old! I find this hard to believe but her pappy swears it is true!

The Captain wanted a family picture so I consented & he got the clan together - all in their best and Sunday! I finally got them sufficiently crowded together to get them all in the finder of my camera but in spite of 

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all pleading they just stared woodenly at the machine. The Fijians are [[underline]] not [[/underline]] good actors, as you know! 

Now for a short session with some more of Bob's rotten (but most welcome!) books. 
Ta-ta! --

Oneata, July 29th
Dear Ed -
Another island! Clear & bright with a brisk wind this morning. Willy & I actually hoisted the sail 3 minutes before the time originally set by the Captain.

[[left margin, insertion]] [[arrow]] thats a record for today is [[underline]] Sunday & [[/underline]] the Captain's family is in [[underline]] Mothe [[/underline]]! [[/insertion]]
There were many "Isa-isa"s at the parting - babies & young girls to be kissed (I did [[underline]] not [[/underline]] !) - much smoking of my(!) tobacco & much waving of hands on the beach. I sort of hated to leave but