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10th day, Jan. 6, 1945

I am about to finish “So Little Time” a 510-page book by J.P. Marquand. I spend the whole day reading the book.

Marinduque was invaded last Wednesday, the radio announces today. Where is Gen. MacArthur going? Why has he not landed yet in Panay?

Now I feel impatient that I’m going to Leyte!

What’s going on in Panay is worrying me now.

For the last two days, American planes have continuously been humming over us. Today they have been humming more actively. Has another landing been effected?

I feel confident, however, that things have adjusted themselves harmoniously in Panay.

What would have had happened had I not come here?