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January 21st, 1942

Taking on supplies and medicine, also clean linen. We can get a sponge bath now, and good, fresh water which will keep. Hope the food improves. Everybody seems more cheerful – outwardly at least. Anyway, the tension seems sort of lifted. One of the deck hands let the water hose get away from him and it knocked him down a hatch, so they say. Anyway, they just brought him in to operate.

I have developed some sores and boils on my back under the cast and they opened them today, that is, Dr. Roman did. It sure hurt. Carpio rubbed my back with his own supply of camphorated oil and it sure felt good. The Cockroach Derby continues.