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Nov 7 - 8

winning the first round. some of the lads had a great time splashing is a big canvas tarpauling to-day has been decidedly hot. I believe we cross the equator tomorrow
All the ships close in very close together during the night & only steerage lights allowed after 8 o'clock. had a boat alarm at 8 PM. also had a concert

Sun 8th
Another horse died. it is very hot; Church Parade & witnessed a burial on the Euripodies, my throat & cold is worse & had a bad nights rest; on duty on the bridge from 12 till 4 PM. got a thunderstorm & a few points of rain about 2 PM. been showery ever since; Still headed 35° West of North going very slow; The Minitor (warship) disappeared this morning under full steam

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