December 17, 1944

Last night we continued to hear bombing in the distance. The Bulletin Board announced an American landing on the big island of Mindanao on December 15. No planes flew over us today. The airfield is completely destroyed and the two roads leading to it are a mass of holes.

It’s strange that the animals also sense danger. When there is a shot, the cow and her calf jump. Budigoy (our dog) howls and tries to get away from his chain. The cats run and hide. The chickens and ducks run for the coop when they hear and see the planes. Perhaps they think of the planes as huge hawks.

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