Anne and Hugo meanwhile collected about 50 butterflies with a net and cyanide jar. I could not get up much interest in it or making a collection with no further object than a varied assortment of beautiful dead objects, and the same thing applies to collections of shells, of which Marian and Anne have amassed an enormous number of all sizes.
Late in the afternoon Anne, Marian, David and I went up one of the several rivers in the small launch. It was mostly mangrove althought the forest was varied. David did not like the forest, thought it was grim, and said it had a depressing effect on him.
Hugo thinks there is more of interest here than in Bacan, but it did not seem to me that we investigated enough of Bacan to form an opinion.
News came off the radio of successful German advances which resulted in the capture of Calais and Boulogne.