In the morning the islands of Wangiwangi and Boeton came into view South-east of Celebes and we drove at 1 o’clock through the Buto Passage between these two islands. The weather cleared up, the sun was shining with tropical fervor so that the ship on whose deck everything was drying was formally steaming. But thanks to the air oversaturated with water, the humidity remained high.
The sick list on board saw new unfortunate additions as Clam, Bourguignon as well as my hunter were struck by the fever. The former two had very high temperatures and were hallucinating from time to time. Bourguignon even had further complications besides the fever which made us fear about pleurisy. Understandably the bad health affects the otherwise good mood as we had on „Elisabeth“ almost only sick or recovering patients.
In the evening, Hegadis Island became visible.