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I got a message from the airline people (while in Bangkok en route from England) that my wife was trying to find me and I tried to ring my wife, but there was a typhoon off that area somewhere – I couldn’t get through and there was an eight-hour delay on the phone. So I went to the Australian ambassador in Bangkok, and asked permission in the circumstances to use the embassy hotline. He gave me approval.

Unfortunately the typhoon was affecting everything all around the region, so although I could speak to Stella, everything I said had to be reinterpreted from some lady telephonist in Hong Kong. She repeated what I said more +

John Starke
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