On the 24th of July an unexpected command arrived, that our regiment was to sail further on steamboat Samar, we stocked up foodstuffs for several months. We sailed toward the south-west, by the beautiful Tawitawi Islands. In the morning, at 5, stopped at the most splendorous Siasi Island, the pearl of the Sulu
Islands. The sun was just setting and I will never forget this marvellous view and the lovely island. We then had supper and at 8 o’clock we sailed on. We continued in splendid weather over a beautiful peaceful sea. We spread out our blankets over the hard floor of the deck of the ship and laid down to rest. A marvellous full moon shone strongly and I listened and marvelled at the beautiful creation of God for a long time. I also remembered my dear homeland, dear and times past, it was my Godsname. I felt so pleasant and satisfied that I would never forget this nice journey.