The page for Tuesday, April 16th says:
At office 5:50 A.M. Not much doing. Get all this months work posted to date. Observe that the native women handle an ax well. Think of it. In bare feet. Begin counting bread to-day. Watching the cook - necessary now. Think of using salt from the brine of pork for the table. Our store-keeper boils the brine and saves salt in that manner. Canoes coming up. One arrived at 7 p.m. Whew! what an ugly face on one of those peons. Was glad to leave the office at once after paying them. Confess I fear him. Boy in good spirits all day. Gave Mr. E.J. Meisner a letter to Susie. House in good shape. Hear of a slide of earth from pipe near Quasamambi. Pipe intact.
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Questions and comments:
- It sounds like they will be out of food very soon.