[May 4th 1916]
circled round and round us as we approached Legette. Otherwise the day was uneventful.
Saturday: May 6th 1916: Hamadieh Camp
We are getting on but transport is diminishing. Another camel was shot yesterday; we have lost quite a number of these valuable animals and could much better afford to lose the mules or even the troublesome carts. Fortunately as the number of our animals diminishes the consumption of food more than compensates for the wastage, so there is no overloading of those that remain.
The rations are a little pinched. The animals are well off for grain; but dried hay, – that most cumbersome of all transport commodities,- has had to be cut down.