Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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Wednesday 10 We are still off Palma The Captain talks of putting in to St Jago but if the wind is very favourable we shall proceed without touching One of his ostensible motives is to get some figs for me! I shall close this for the present. Thursday 11 x x x Friday 12 There is quite a futility attending my good intentions I intended to have devoted my brilliant hour to you my darlings but I could not leave the deck until so late that I could not as I wished enliven you with the absurdity which has been wont to call up a smile on the dear countenance with which memory still peoples my Imagination This day has been distinguished by a kind of mock trial held upon Mr. [Page 30]