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again dressed and we entrained at 2 p.m. for France. I was fixed up as comfortable as could be managed in a first class compartment with a Cameron Highlander as a companion and after 26 hours journey arrived at Rouen and after another 2 mile ambulance ride I arrived at Ward M.B. 1 Scottish Section No. 11 Stationary Hospital. It was a remarkable coincidence that I was lifted off my stretcher by an orderley named Dunlop son of Mrs. Dunlop whom I met on the “Celtic” when I was returning from America in 1911 and a friend of Mrs. Barnes. I was in this hospital 14 days. I got my England ticket in three days but no opportunity for sending me came for two weeks.
My foot was dressed with wet dressings and was not painful but I could not sleep well, partly because of the pain, and partly because of the noise the other