The page for Wednesday, March 27th says:
At office 6 A.M. All hands at table for first time Stranger is Mr. Drum. Wants medicines and pro- visions. Sell the provisions but Mr. Stapleton's orders were to give all medicines free - Mr. A. L. Moore fixes Mr. Drum up. I keep my peace. Mr. Evans is sick with Malaria at Uimbi. Boy cuts a trail lands down a bluff 40 ft Climbs up perpendicularly when we pass down a rope - Comes out all right. Too venturesome. Mr. Moore talks about water. Engineers estimate wrong. One monitor going to-day. A problem surely when 5 monitors are working and farther away from head of water. He cannot see it. Mr Stapleton comes to Playa Rica Surely enough, McKenzie had the right idea. Both Moores fond of gambling and betting selling out their outfits. Natives are beginning to guy them. I hope D. C. Stapleton takes care of himself with this man. I warned him to go slow the 3rd night after their arrival. Offer up prayers for my boy's safety. Thinking of Anna all day Trust the Lord is soon to send me to her.
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Questions and comments:
- I have no idea who “Mr Drum” is