Excerpt from Coraddi, Vol. 47: March, 1943
You see, we were stationed in a cemetery. Everyone cracked a lot Of jokes about it, but it really wasn't so bad. There was no one to bother us, and we sat on the gravestones to do guard duty. There was a lot of noise out there caused by large bats as they ﬂew about. They had a wing spread Of two to three feet. They seemed to care about some kind of fruit that grew in the trees nearby, and they would ﬂy into the trees after this fruit. They also have a fondness for parrot meat; every now and then we could hear one (parrot) squawk out, 'and then the bats attacked him.
Guess what watermelons are selling for over here? Some Of the fellows paid as much as eight to sixteen shillings for one, and a shilling is worth sixteen cents in American money. Isn't that a lot to pay for something like that?
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