29th November (1917)

This morning we set off on horseback for another bath, obtained after a ride of about 5 miles.  Villages and towns peep up all over the place and on the crest of each hill is usually a picturesque old windmill – “Behold! a giant am I.”*  Standing in the bath I found myself face to face with another nude, and a very familiar one, Campbell who was in the same office with me in Auckland.

* First line of ‘The Windmill’ by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow:

Behold! a giant am I!
Aloft here in my tower,
With my granite jaws I devour
The maize, and the wheat, and the rye,
And grind them into flour.

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