Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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Mr Laurence Welsh and had the satisfaction of seeing his name amongst those who had safely arrived at the ...] although farther particulars I have not yet gained. In the morning our usual party was formed upon the deck the Harrises young Souper and ourselves. Our attention was roused by the beautiful appearance of the sea Shoals of porpoises were playing around the ship and their movements were marked by streams of liquid light intersecting each other in all directions I never saw any thing more beautiful I can only compare the appearance to that of countless sky rockets thrown upon the water. It seemed a pity to disturb them in their brilliant merriment but Captain [Page 9]