zils, who is generally ill-condi-
tioned, prone to thrusting his
colloquial oar into others� conversa-
tions, and talking in a loud, brat-
tling, aggressive tone on matters
of which he has but the barest,
rudimentary knowledge. Of course
he is utterly illogical and unrea-
sonable, of course an egotist. The
rest of the cabin-passengers are
sufficiently discriminated already.
13. Friday.} Nothing parti-
14. Saturday.} cular. Fine
weather, loafing, smoking, dozing,
reading. With purser Sampson
a good deal, of evenings, in his cabin.
A shrewd little man; spent many
years in California. Arrived off
Key West at nightfall.
15. Sunday. Coaling at Key
West. A blazing hot day. Ramb
led ashore, and to Fort Taylor,
meeting by the way, a sturdy,