The fruit was the marang and the edible part was something like a mangosteen but sweet instead of acid. David was very much taken with its possibilities. We reached the farm of a German named Galle who took us in his old Ford to a tree which had the fruit hanging on it. After much photographing we took some of it along and then took more pictures of the inside of Galle’s house. David wanted me to make the inside look appetizing so I took a lot of time. In addition David found a peculiar tree with clusters of red and purple fruit.
This also had to be photographed after natives had got down the fruit. We were an hour late for a lunch party at Mr. Wocesters. Fritz Wocester had a large tame eagle which we let out and fed with fish.
After a great deal of shopping and delay at the last minute because the wash had not arrived, and many visitors, we pulled out from the dock at 6:45 PM and headed for Cotabato. Everyone found Zamboanga a very interesting and pleasant town. It was a great relief, however, to get away from the dock and out to sea again. We saw a few Moro vintas with variegated sails around Zamboanga but none very close. Anne presented Fenton with a little model of a vinta which pleased him greatly.