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when he saw a large snake crawling along which
immediately on his coming up made off to his hole
he followed up & caught it by the tail just
as it was disappearing & pulled it out again
[Sunday scored through] A thunder storm at 12 oclock
rain in torrents sea high lightning vivid
thunder deafening. got on steam again
poultry let loose Lat 13.45 N Long 26.43 W
Distance run 210 miles.

Saturday Augt 29th 1857

fortnight since we left. past Cape Verde
Captain fishing caught nothing. Another
torrent of rain. reading Scotts poetry with
view of Edin. from Libberton Hill
Aug 30th Heat not so oppressive good breeze
no service owing to squally weather
Aug 31st Storm at 5 last night top gallants
& royals taken in. quieter this morning
wind high & sea running high
Lat 5.42 N Long 22.58 210 miles
Sept 1 How time is past on board ship
beautiful sunset & evenings clear
moonlit. Land only once seen since

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