The page for Thursday, March 14th says:
At office 6:05 A.M. Books in good shape. Mr. Stapleton tried to get to Quasamambi today. Canoe men sneaked off. He sent for men to come down for his things. Rains too hard - 3 50/100 inches since yesterday. Off in the morning. Long talk with Mr. Moore and Stapleton in the evening. We thought our mail dispatched but was returned in the afternoon. No one who leaves Playa de Oro can return to the place. Mr. Stapleton tries it again tomorrow. Boy very kind, and I enjoy his company much. Much diplomacy required in allowing men to draw their money. If you are not careful - men will not work. Mr. Stapleton vexed at St. Clair Moore quitting work in blacksmith shop to get a bath at 3:30 p.m. Arranged No 2 room - i.e, tool room. 4 hours work.
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Questions and comments:
- Why is it that “No one who leaves Playa de Oro can return to the place”?
- Yesterday “Clare Moore” was playing a clarinet; today “St. Clair Moore” is working in the blacksmith shop.