Ella J. Sheldon


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small feet no good.” “She seven years old now, for long time she cry, cry all night cry feet hurt all time” and then with a look of pride at the deformity he said “small feet very nice, High toned.”

There did not seem to be a lack of parental pride or affection in this man what he was doing was the correct thing and his duty by his daughter as he understood it.

By Sunday most of the people were feeling able to be about at least [last] and after breakfast there were services in the dining saloon for the passangers [passengers] and officers who wished to attend. The Lord seemed to be very select on ship board


from what I could observe. I took a book and went to sit by the sleeping babe of the missionys [missionaries] wife, he was a two years old, and vigorous when he wakened up. I finally pacified the little roarer, in fact succeeded so well that when his mother came after him he told her preamptorily [peremptorily] to “go away.”

I yet kept my bed when not on duty[s]; and the dining saloon had anything but a charm for me.

In the evening tried the fresh air on deck with one of the suffering ladies, out footsteps were unsteady so leaned against the rail. A French tourist very kindly inquired after my health, which meant the state of my stomach of course, and prescribed, as every

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Women, travel, steamship, ocean, stewardess, diary, history, journal, Hong Kong, Yokohama, China