Mon. Oct. 8th

Hill, Gard, and I went back about four miles across the Sumag River. It rained hard all day and the river rose about six feet and was absolutely unfordable. We tried for about one hour to ford it and finally had to swim it. The current was going like __and Gard came near being carried down over the rapids. About nine p.m. the cocheros came in from Bacolod with mail and I got a letter from Ma and a postal from George's girl who wrote that Fanny McGay died the first of August.