When I returned Hugo and I went to Esser’s house where I bought a woman’s skirt made from the bark of a fig tree. It contained a large amount of material and when properly folded and in place stuck out behind with a sort of pleated effect. The shade material was just what I wanted for a background for specimens, which was the main reason I bought it. The price was 3 guilders. Hugo bought a large woman’s hat with a sort of elevated flower garden on the top. He will have a hard time to transport it.
We then returned and cooked our own lunch, which consisted in heating up canned things. It was one of the best we have had and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Dutch oxtail soup, heated sardines with tomato sauce, peanuts and canned peaches, while Hugo’s desert was pure peanut butter.
Heavy rain all afternoon during which Hugo and I had a contest in naming and bounding all the states in the U.S. Cooked our own supper.