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May 10, 1900

Lt. Dent and 16 men, of which I was one, went to Baras, a small town on the east coast and captured 4 men, several caraboa and horses.  The roads are mere paths winding up the mts. and in some places are simply the dry beds of streams.  In one place we had to hike for a mi or so through the sea and at another over a bridge(?) about ½ mi long, through a mulberry swamp made of single logs laid on crossed sticks like a saw buck.  The town itself is a small bamboo village of 3 or 4 hundred inhabitants.  Made the tribunal or town hall our hdqtrs.  The town gave us a good feed.