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

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of unsettledness which influences every employment Bessy is hurrying me to bed Good night - God bless you all I am getting so fat, and feel so well, I have almost forgotten what it is to be ill and my spirits are so good I am quite ashamed of my "rude health" I ascribe it to my vicinity to Augusta. January 19 I have taken up my pen which I laid down in disgust to give you an idea of the penguins which have been our companions on board since we left St Pauls They are I think a connecting link between a kangaroo, and a flying fish, as its wings are in reality fins, and its legs are placed so far back that it walks upright. They are, when young of a bright purple, with primrose coloured crests, but they are [Page 27]