Up early and took advantage of sails being up to dry to photograph junk from launch, also Anne and Marian swimming. David and I went to Rajah’s house to photograph him with papaya leaves, which David has found, to his surprise, were edible and wanted a pictorial demonstration. No time for breakfast until my return at 9:30. Very hurried morning. Started developing again at 10 AM. Rajah’s name — Parengkiran [David reports: Parengkuan].
Hugo returned after climbing the extinct crater mountain, Tamata, about 3500 ft high. He has some really extraordinary specimens of brilliant red fruit and other things found inside the crater. I hurried to photograph them in color before the light faded.
Anne, Marian, Fant, Dann, Fenton, and Hugo went to a party at the Rajas. David and I were tired and did not go.
I was just settled on the high deck when it began to rain and I had to go below for the rest of the right.
At dinner this evening David, Marian and Anne began to josh me about writing to Manila. David said I should not flirt with girls and then drop them like that. They referred of course to Lydia. Anne talked about my being “practically engaged” and David said he had expected me to go back and spend my life in Manila. I told him he took away my appetite for dinner.