Monday, February 25

Images of life at sea 3

The tabletop in the Wardroom
Play'd cards last night in the wardroom with several of the officers, I lost again as per usual. Lt. McLean seemed quite distracted by his well-worn copy of the newspaper he purchased when at Halifax last. This may make his tenth reading of that issue.

Mr. Armitage was quite distracted by the reading of Aesop's fables printed on each of the cards. So engrossed was he that several times I had to prompt him as to whether he would 'have it' or 'hold' whilst we played at One and Thirty.

Fourteen? I shall 'have it'.

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