9.8.45. Heavy rain on & off & and very cool. Porridge breakfast, rice & greens with an ounce or two of salt fish which one of the traders gave me in the store. I sported the couple of spoons of peanut oil necessary for Pete to fry it. Heard of the new “atomic bomb” used on the city of Hiroshima. Evidently it was not an empty threat that the immediate destruction of Japan would be proceeded with if she failed to accept the terms of the nine point Potsdam Ultimatum. Hopes run high again.