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March 10 & 11, 1930

Diary March 10, 1930 The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Monday, March 10, 1930

On the way to the Ivory Coast. Did not sleep very well the tea last night was too strong.

7:35 a.m. Broke camp after a good breakfast, and drove until 1:30 to reach Touba. Rested in another native Caravansery until 4:30 p.m. Had dinner and a good sleep. Now we are breaking camp in a hurry and will drive until late tonight.

Reached Seguela 9:00 p.m. and drove right into a garage at Caravansery. The station wagon driven by Mr. Freilegh with our road beds and baggage did not arrive until 11:00 p.m. We had paid for thin passage over ferry and when they reached the ferry all the boatmen had gone and they had to work the ferry themselves. Richard was desperately sick and we had to stop and pray for him just before we reached Seguela.


Tuesday, March 11, 1930

Diary March 11, 19305:30 a.m. Mr. Roseberry sounded the rising horn and by 6:15 a.m., we were on the road traveling without breakfast. About 9:30 a.m. we stopped to wait for the station wagon to catch up with us and while we waited we ate the roasted chicken and bread with oranges for drink. Richard is driving the station wagon this morning. He had a good night’s rest and feels much better. Issia a market town was certainly a strange sight. Richard took a morning picture of the market.

Gognoa the place where Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Powell and the children expect to open a new station was reached at 12:30 (noon). Our road beds were soon set up; two rested then ate dinner. All the men shaved and dressed up to go meet the French Commanders.

Tamadied – We stopped and had a service. Divo spent the night.