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[Left page] Was carried down in a chair by Captain Basham Mr Goften [?] and his [?] son. They said I looked like the Queen of Sheba. Met with very kind people and settled in comfort. Thank God for that.

[Right page]  8th October 194[2?]
Food very tight. My weight has gone down to 114 pounds.
Here are a few of the prices:
Duck eggs $2.00
[illegible]
Sugar $4.00 a [pound?]
Margarine$8.60 per [illegible]
Tea $10.00 per pound
/XL Jam 12
ozs $7.20
Butter $
No fat at all to be got
Dripping $16.00 per
[packet?]

Date picture taken (may be approximate): 
Thursday, October 8, 1942