|Will Lynch ca 1939|
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February 7, 1942. Saturday. 62nd Day.
Excellent Chinese chow at 4:00 p.m. at M. J's, 10 Petain. Four femmes (females) and me. I omitted chow at hotel at noon, and by 4:00 p.m., I was ready. Ate my fill--plus.
Visited American school near our host's house. Preparations being made to take in Americans who are "up against it" against their agreement to pay later.
Rainy and cold.
February 8, 1942. Sunday. 63rd Day.
Sun out a little in morning. Saw Japs helping (looting) brothel of Akron O.--American--at foot of Cardinal Mercier, near LaFayette. Weil was with me.
A bit cold.
February 9, 1942. Monday. 64th Day.
Nine weeks ago this morning began this fracas. Japs claim to be winning everywhere.
H. Smith in 812, "threw a party" 7:00-8:00 p.m. Much demon liquor.
Walked out in the "free zone", both morning and afternoon.
I am to get bedding next Thursday at 10:30 a.m., from room 406 in Consulate for use at American School. (It was opening for Americans needing a place to stay).
I am reading Ruper Hughes' "George Washington". Very interesting. Old George was a human and a bit of a sport.
Talk of repatriation seems pessimistic.