September 13, 1944

The wood crew say that some Filipinos going by grinning, asked sotto voce “Why do you work so hard? It won’t be long now.” Others from the back of a Japanese truck hold their hands out with fingers in V, grinning.

Three cheers for the gardeners—we had our own camp camote tops for lunch.

One small child took all the cookies offered at a party but ‘”saved them for when we are really hungry.” Children are playing First Aid.