3 pt [point] then was a giving to bed with this world is all a fleeting [show] expression than a hasty staggering reappearance to find out whether there might be any [hope] in the fresh air along the [outer] [rail] [attended] with volcanic action this deep subsidence & withdrawal with smothered murmurs. [ ] Oh dears & [ ] observations in fragments concerning pleasure trips up the coast along the cool sea, no more for me, etc. [Moving] & Mourning 21 A heavy northeaster almost a gale the heavy broad swells white capped. The Dakota is racing across them head & tail up & down like a spanish steer racing across the pampas.
[sketch: Rocky islet to the south of Cape Flattery]
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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