[19th September 1916] pantheism meant. He persisted that his men, in common with Christians, worshipped one God, one Creator, when, in reality, every schoolboy knows of the hundreds of Hindu idols, and anyone, with the slightest pretence to education, has at least heard, and probably read, of the thousands of Gods, some beautiful in their natural simplicity, others amongst the most repulsive creations of the human mind, that fill the ancient books of the Hindus and reduce the modern ceremony of their religious rites to the most loathsome idolatory.
Wednesday: September 20 th. 1916: Hamar Lake
All day in the lake. We towed the bellums for an hour this morning but a hearty wind soon compelled us to desist. So we anchored and lay to all day until the breeze abated in the evening. Then another tug for three hours carried us forward nearly as