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Dampfer "Prinzess Alice"

^[[For Miss Rhoades' consideration]]

February 3rd./07

My dear Colonel

It seems only a few hours since we sailed from Port Said, still, within a couple of hours, barring accidents, our good ship will be at anchor behind the mole at Colombo.

Many favorable conditions have caused time to pass so pleasantly good ship, good seas, good company good eats and good drinks, and, best of all, a contented spirit in harmony with a comforted mind.  Should one ask more? When I say that my mind is

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