The page for Wednesday, August 28th says:
S.S. Manavi - last night - much sea sickness Kept my space clear by hustling the Soldiers from it. 14 Women with 163 men. To-day bright and Sun hot. Think of stripes, non-commissioned officers, being put on sleeves with safely pints. Crash suits, overalls, red flannel drawers and golf pants are to be seen. A great experience to me,. Come to the same conclusion. S. A. not the place for a conscientious man aas yet. War is a diversion for them, for it is the means of feeding them twice daily. German S.S. Memphis left Buenaventura because they could not un-load a cargo. Men and women very careless - sleep in each other's arms on deck. Drums, bugles and washing hanging on the lines atween decks. I wonder if my diary writing will lead them to treat me as a spy. Being an American I risk it. See another whale - swordfish worrying whale - comes much out of water - excitement. Our means are served from Dining Saloon. Soldiers are hogs and very filthy. My talk to 2d officer has its effect. Decks are swept at 4 p.m. I read from diary to Chief Engineer. Then, shortly, Chief Officer makes a tour below deck. Is he afraid. This is the first time since arrival of the soldiers.
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