Ella J. Sheldon


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people to me. I rather like them. [//] I did not feel very well somehow and retired to my room. At half past seven o’clock a boy informed of me my dinner was ready. I met the steward in the hall and we went up together. I found the [latter] was spread exactly as [for] the [saloon] passengers and beside myself there was the store keeper and his assistant and the steward presiding. I tasted this soup, it did not taste good somehow, I took some fish it looked nice and white but it was bitter. I suddenly felt very peculiar, asked to be excused and went to my room, not loitering by the wayside, nor ar-


riving [arriving] there any too soon, and all of our good [ ] parting lunch went for an offering to neptune and the little fishes. As soon as the steward finished his dinner he came to look after me, had the boy make up my bed and ordered me into it. I was not sick again until about four o’clock in the morning. Though I did not sleep on account of a chill that seemed to have taken possession of my anatomy. And half past six I arose and dressed and the boy brought me tea and crackers which I tasted and then laid down. At breakfast time the boy came with a bill and I went with him to call upon the sick ladies and see what was desired. We made the rounds and

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