31st May (1918)

All madly scrubbing and rubbing up bits of harnesses for Sunday’s inspection, when the smartest battery will be chosen to represent N.Z.F.Z at the coming show.  Dawson has actually cleaned his buttons and is using one as a mirror whilst brushing his hair.  The mules have been on short commons and are beginning to cast indignant and malignant glances behind them and eat more rope.