Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 18 September - 20 October 1832

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nearer approach I could not but perceive that its shores were barren and its soils seemed arid and parched with The landing must be very difficult for the surf dashes with great violence against rocks of perpendicular height for beach there is none We tried to discover the place from which dear Charley was precipitated and we could help saying With what different feelings should we have contemplated this scene had not Providence intervened to save this dear Brother! A boat containing Mr. Harris Mr. Thornton and Mr. Seger put off none of our immediate party having been selected. Their accounts exactly corresponded with those of our Journalists The dirt and indolence of the Inhabitants the wretchedness of their habitation and the blended cunning and ignorance of their characters. [Page 40]