February 24, 1942

JAPAN IS PREPARED TO WAGE WAR FOR A HUNDRED YEARS. This was hardly the type of headline that would cheer us.

Daphne, our British roommate, could always be depended upon to cheer us when we needed it most. With Kay, Margo, and me on my bed, Daphne read us some of her absurdities. “Roosevelt has given the Japs forty-eight hours to clear out of Manila; otherwise he will lambaste them with a fireside chat.”

Daphne produced laughs, and how we needed laughs in these dark days!

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