Bussell Diary 02: Diary of Frances Louisa Bussell 17 December 1832 - 3 February 1833

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heart carved upon a rock with the initials I.M. and the date 1799 Our poor adventurers slept some upon the rock, and some upon beds formed of the native grass A fire was kindled which gradually extended over the country so some English ships will perhaps bring an account of a recent occupation at St Paul's and you will know to what cause exactly to ascribe it. Their meal consisted of some fish which plunged into the boiling stream for which this island is famous was [...] with very little trouble. We have all found the fruits of their exertions in the fishing way form a very agreeable variety in our diet At 6 o'clock on Tuesday evening [Page 25]