54th day – 311 days to follow
Fair and mild.
Trimmed up around the clothes yard.
I found where the quail went to roost last night in a little place in the pitch pines where the ground was bare about a foot across and I saw where a fox had crept up on them and caught at least one of them as there was a lot of feathers and some blood.
At noon Archie and I went up to the rocks in front of the Hotel and we had good luck, and got a half bushel each of nice clams.
Went over to drill tonight and we were issued new shoes.
The captain called me in to his office after drill and told me I am to be made a corporal.
Rode home with Dean, Clark and Paul.