The page for Saturday, April 13th says:
At office 6 A.M. Leave it early for a pay day at 6:30 P.M. Only about 45 men to draw pay. Mr. Stapleton starts for Quasamambi in the morning, and returns in the afternoon. Will probably wash again on Monday. Does not say much of his plans. Been ill most of this week. Great verve to keep going at all. Strain of 3 1/2 years is telling on him now. To-day the darkest day I have experienced and cold too. Put on my heavy jacket at night. Boy playing harmonica at night. A Jamaican came into camp last night. Understand he is bossing at Uimbi and men will go away with him. Many think that a pay day will never come around again. So, they talk of leaving at various times regardless of what is due them from the Company. Patience, old man, another day gone.
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Questions and comments:
- Quite a depressing day for Nathaniel