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belaying pin tied to his tail & giving
a groan of he goes round the deck
at full speed. the dogs chasing
& barking at him
Today 26th. I had a muster of
all the natives who have been brought
down to look after horses we are to
take up with us to examine
whether they were in health
You may just fancy 40 of these
black savages standing all round
me in a group, the most dirty
disgusting looking wretches. ima
ginable. I singled out 8 who
were labouring under a contagious
skin disease to be kept separate
from the others. I performed an
operation on one of them under
chloroform this afternoon he was
rather in a funk & the others
you may be sure were not less
funky. The weather for the

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