ten days. The lt. who took my shoes broke his ankle two days ago, and that will release him from duty here. Request has been put in for transfer of a lt. who used to be with Major Douglas at another port and who is an experienced crane man. I hope he will show up in a day or two. He is doing some little clerical work here and can well be spared for our job. As soon as we can get him I'll be released.
Will write you again to-morrow.