20th July 1943

Fine, though overcast.  Wind NE to E. 

Soldier called today with a curious knife.  Poulter sent for me to go down.  Had no idea what it was, but in the course of conversation the man said he used to work for White’s, a firm of boat builders in the Isle of Wight, who built the cutter used by Bligh of the “Bounty”.

This afternoon Mr. Warner, the bell-founder of Loughborough, called, bringing a huge fossil oyster dredged up at Burnham-on-Crouch.  Conversation just getting interesting when Hull came in.  Noticed with alarm that Poulter's voice is getting very hoarse again.

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