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October 31, 1944

Prices jumped high in three days. Peanuts were 80 a pound, jumped to 120, 240. and today are P400 a pound. Rumor says the
Japanese admit Marinduque, Mindoro landings, and that the sea battle is over, in our favor.

Our friend Helen has slipped away and again we wonder who will be next. It is better not to know. A day at a time has helped us through three years. I told June tonight who gave her the turquoise and of that other gift which Helen hoped she would carry on through the years—the wonderful foundation of music which her teacher gave her.