9 them by the one All-father. How many hearts pulsing [warm] blood [there side] beating against the cold brine night & day on & on for cents [What] [ ] [ ] big whale hearts [them grand whales] must be [must have]. How that blood must rush & gurgle in & out of their huge heart ventricles bucketfuls barrelfuls at a beat. Enough to warm the [ ] sea. I wish I could speak to them & bless them [but no such contact is allowed. I on land [them] in sea to fill & keep warm all the under world.] Good luck to you. God bless [you] big brother fishes.
10 Sunday 23rd A cool blue day no devotion apparently saw a few faint attempts to take a verse or two of scripture. [This now is all a floating show]. In sight of land nearly all the way up [this] [far] except in passing bays. Monday 24th Weather calming passengers coming out of cabins [dens] like snakes to bask & stare about them [gathering to table] like hibernating animals in the spring [The view] [at] noon off cape Flattery [ very beautiful the hills [flowering]] the rocks picturesque. The coast
Original journal dimensions: 9 x 14.5 cm.
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