Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

Page 6
image 10 of 52

This transcription is complete

That night I slept in Len's cabin what a night it was! He was desirous of settling me there as secure from the intrusion of water which during the preceding night had ever and anon paid me a passing tribute of respect through my port hole nevertheless I found this a minor risk compared with the risk of life and limb which I experienced in his cabin I had only to tie myself in and to await the dawn of day in patient endurance for the wind and waves were timed to give me food for fear and speculation through the night. Bessie was equally soaked fast and here may dear Mama I must impress upon you the consolation to be derived from a compassion do therefore arrange [Page 6]