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24 July 1910

Was up at five; got dressed in Filipino dress and went on deck. First thing I saw was a collection of white-looking buildings, at a distance apparently a city; and lo and behold I was looking at my own dear Cavite, while the boat was sailing into Manila Bay. Soon we neared Manila and launches already began to come near the S.S. Siberia. One of those coming from the direction of Cavite had apparently a party of people with music. Little did I at first think that this was the launch from Cavite to welcome me ….