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[[letter begins on right side of page]] [[image of a red flag with 5-pointed star]] [[image of a red monogram]] [[red letterhead]] R.M.S. "OCEANIC" [[/red letterhead]] Dear Cam, Your kind message reached me on board after it was too late to telegraph a reply. I appreciate the rem[[insert]]em[[/insert]]brance and good wishes. Nothing is more worth-while! With - me all goes well, and when I stop and wonder [[letter continues on left side of page]] Japan that she is not "up against" the British Navy!!! Well, to return to the [[?]], before the work actually started in, a small German steamer [[?]] in sight and as she was willing to take the wreck in tow and could do every thing needed, our Capt. left all to the Germans and a smoother sea, and started on in his accustomed calm and manly way. He is a brick! I am feeling like a bird and hope that [[letter continues on top of right side of page, written horizontally]] you and yours are enjoying the best of all things - Give my best regards to all the boys including [[?W.M.]] if he is still on deck. God knows I hope he is. Faithfully Charles
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