Sunday, 10th (January 1918)

Much amused at the Villian.  His leave is due, but of course, he’s unfinancial and hasn’t a single article of equipment approaching decency.  He is impatiently awaiting the result of cable to N.Z. for funds.  He invents all sorts of explanations, forgetting that they are at variance with his utterances yesterday.  His present difficulty is a hat, the punctured and shapeless article now gracing his summit being a sight to behold.  As he has an incurable habit of losing everything no one is anxious to loan him one.