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March 14 & 15, 1930

Diary March 14The Diary of Evelyn Forrest’s Trip to Palestine
Friday, March 14, 1930
Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Up and dressed by 8:00 a. m. Coffee, bread, and oranges in oranges in our rooms. Mr. Platt still has not come. Richard is nervous and restless. He does not like to wait and still it is so important to see Mr. Platt. [I] wrote a letter to be sent to all Bible Classes.

12: 30 p.m. Lunch. Immediately after Mr. Freleigh, Mr. Geo. Powell, and Richard drove to Grand Bassam to buy our tickets on the Madouna and reserve a cabin. They have returned after having a good trip. But no tickets! The conference with Mr. Platt will be at 9:00 p.m. so we must spend another night here, but plan to leave at 3:00 a.m. if possible. Conference is over but was very unsatisfactory.


Saturday, March 15, 1930

March 15, 1930
2:15 a.m. I awoke and since the electric lights were not on we had to dress and pack by moon light and flash light.

3:15 a.m. We left Abidjan and started north.

9:00 a.m. After having crossed two river ferries we stopped at the caravansary to rest.

Richard and Mr. Powell walked out to the farm of a native man whom Mr. Roseberry wants to see. They took their guns hoping to see some antelopes or deer. They saw 25 or 30 but did not shoot any. They did not get back to the caravansary until 12:00 noon. [They] had walked about four miles out and back—eight miles in all. Both Richard and George were nearly dead. Richard’s clothing was soaked with perspiration. I helped him to get a bath and dry clothes. Then he slept after a cup of coffee and bowl of chicken soup. While Richard and George were gone Mr. Roseberry slept, and Mr. Freleigh and I preached to the people. Left 3:00 p.m. and reached Bowake 8:00 p.m.