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in his way.

I would here beg of any casual leader who may peruse these records of an interested mind to forgive the mosaic method of mixing the various themes mentioned but the circumstances of the case make a connected narrative well- nigh impossible .
On board A.29. everybody takes the liberty of speaking to everybody else and last night Allen & I were talking to a stranger about things in general & happened to speak about the engine and this chap gave us his views about it. He had thought that the refrigerating engine drove the ship, and later when he saw the real engine descrbed it as being a number of inverted boilers (meaning cylinders) with rods (pistons) moving in &

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