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to forget some of it. Otherwise it went well.
It is not so hot here as I would have thought for the equator but it is very close and stuffy. We saw a lot of flying fish to-day. Man said to have been lost overboard off the "Marathon".
The weather is so calm that for days we have not felt a movement in the Ship. Every dinner time now a bottle of ale about ½ pint is issued to each man for 6d. Needless to say this does not interest me. Another concert was held to night at 3.45

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