Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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One of the steerage passengers fell overboard but was saved by a rope being thrown to him just in time as he could not swim and was greatly frightened. I think we shall have a stormy night The ship is rolling about and everything is in motion. Be sure dear Mama to have a cot that will swing as in one tack of the ship I am thus

                                        [illustration of person falling out of a tilting bed]

and in another thus

                                         [illustration of person lying in bed holding onto a rope attached overhead]

The perspective's infamous but I mean to express that I should roll out were it not for the friendly string which I am grasping see the plate N.2. [Page 25]