steep roof. Rain at 10 A.M. Worked till 1:30 PM Got up walls, rafters and shelving Floor laid. Saw grandest of all bergs About 8 AM. Huge mass 200 ft. deep Gradually sank with roaring & grumbling then leaned forward & fell in masses 7 of them with wild gladness, ice held for 100 yrs at length set free The blue of the fresh surfaces New uprising bergs with a [briney] [hair] the jets of dirty water The dance until all the large and hundreds of small glitter the blue islands floating. It all seemed to take several minutes, 3 or 4. As bergs were rising from below bearing the tottering mass above [rim] all P.M.
Original journal dimensions: 12 x 20 cm.
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