I took it to be but one of the many explosions
I was contemplating a visit this morning to the palm groves to search for a strange species of spider that I had seen yesterday, when a British orderly and a Gurkha Officer came running breatless into the camp with the news that a bomb had ex-ploded in the midst of a bombing party of the 6th Gurkhas who were being instructed in the use of the missile. They said some dozen casualties had resulted.
The accident had occurred close by; I had heard the explosion a short time previously but took it to be but one of the many explosions that are occurring daily wherever parties are practising the use of bombs. Collecting some dressings and stretchers, I hurried out to find the