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27th Nov

apologise; an apology was at once sent back, & said there was no offence meant, but they are sending sarcastic messages to each other every chance they get, & I believe they enjoy it.
about 2 oclock this morning the breeze suddenly changed from warm to a decidedly chilly breeze; the Hororato sent the letters N.P.K. we took it to the officer on the bridge, who looked up the code book, & found I stood for "have encountered ice".

It is very warm during the day time here, but just perfect during the night. Some excitement was caused this morning – we were on the boat deck practicing morse, when a shot was heard by Cassidy a (signaller) we went to the starboard side of the ship & saw a steamer hoisting a white flag & the Yarmouth going

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