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Ft. Kamehameha Dec. 28, 1921.
Received your interesting letter while away on a trip with the company. We were supposed to do some observing for the 5.5.th Artillary [Artillery] but it rained most of the time. Therefore, our mission was a failure. Broke camp about four oclock in the evening and took us until the next evening to get back (30 mules). On the whole trip we were gone fifth-four hours and got two hours
sleep durnning [during?] the trip.
Since writhing [writing] you last, I have been on a ten day vacation to the island of Hawaii. Saw the volcano and many other interesting sights. The volcano, one of the most interesting sights I have ever seen. It is called "The Pit of Everlasting Fire." It is a large pit several hundred feet deep and at the bottom are small pits were [where] sulphur and hot lava is burning all the time.
Christmas treated me very good this year. Besides the three gifts I received from home and friends, a very good dinner was served in the Company, but the weather wasn't as beautiful as in the past as this is the rainy season of the year, so it [[inserted above]:rained]] most of the day.
I have now been transferred and belong to Balloon Co No 21 as all men going to school away from their company were transferred.
Don't worry yourself that I can't read your letter. I won't say anything if you make them longer. Always like to get long letters but
some way can't get the habit of writing them. Probably am a little selfish.
As we have now been separated, I don't get to see Dale very often. I suppose he is still happy as he always is. Nothing seems to worry him and always is joking.
Tomarrow [Tomorrow] is an inspection so I must bring letter to an [send and clean?], what -- ?
As ever a friend