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Saturday, March 14, 1942

Lest I look at this book sometime and find that I’ve expressed a distaste for some person, and have put down no reason for my aversion, I record this one story of Admiral King.

One day this week General Arnold sent a very important note to King. Through inadvertence, the stenographer in Arnold’s office addressed it, on the outside, to “Rear-Admiral King”. Twenty-four hours later the letter came back, unopened, with an arrow pointing to the “Rear” – thus: (Typist’s note: Here a long, heavy arrow has been drawn in a diagonal line underneath and pointing to the word “Rear”.) Must have been someone on the Admiral’s staff, as he’s too big to let a little thing like that bother him.