We stopped three times to examine groups of buildings, elaborately decorated. The natives were shy but in no way hostile. Most of the women wore nothing above the waist.
When we got back to Rantepao we took still another road and almost broke through one of the bamboo bridges. We had to go back the same way and cross it again. Everyone got out but the driver and he went at it full speed just getting across as the hind wheel broke through the same opening again.
When we got back to Makale at about 2 there came this greatest surprise of the whole trip. Anne and Marian were at the pasang grahan. They were just as surprised to see us, as they had come here from Macassar with no idea that we were here. The Cheng Ho arrived in Macassar yesterday and David was there at the Empress Hotel. Anne composed a telegram to David urging him to come up here. We learned that both Fant and Daan had left the expedition and Anne has secured a Dutch captain in place of Fant. Kilkenney and Fenton are both aboard.
My month’s trip really came to an end when we met Anne and Marian. I think Hugo and I were both sorry. It has been a grand trip, and Hugo has been the best kind of companion. I have become quite fond of him.
Anne and Marian are here in a small open car with a chauffeur who spoke English. They went out in the afternoon for a drive and to see some of the tombs.
I did not go in to dinner but heated up some tomato soup in my room. Hugo did and afterward told me that our plan of eating canned things was much better that what he had here at dinner. We both went to bed early.