Augt. 6th  Thursday
Fine day nice sunny intervals. No special war news. Bank rate which was up to 10 to be returned to 6. It is thought that the Belgians are making a fine stand at Liege & keeping the Germans in check. In the afternoon 2 cyclists appeared at the back door asking whether this was the high road! Eagar sternly sent them down to the village & round that way & said if he had had R.I.C. after his name its down to the barracks he would have taken them to have their luggage searched. He was quite convinced of their being Germans! (W. said one of them had a very foreign accent). Last evening we were greatly surprized when settled down for the evening after supper at a tramping & on going out there was the Volunteer Corps who gave 3 hearty cheers for Father & were very nice & hearty. Mrs E. today telling me about it said they were particularly pleased at F. saying were he younger he would be with them. Their spokesman made a nice little speech saying how rejoiced all were that we were at length united “the first time” he said “in history” & they thanked very much for the field. Mrs E. in telling me about it said that she was [?steeping] clothes in the laundry when she heard a thrup, thrup, thrup, & “Glory be to Goodness” she said to herself that must be an aeroplane! but when she rushed out to the kitchen Clara said it was the volunteers marching up past the door.