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Text for Page 089 [08-19-1853]

              the sandy shore as magnificent, a huge Inland Sea bursting
at once in view.        The two Indians got very drunk below,
or sleepy, I know not which, for I found �em reclined on the fore
part below, blanket enwrapped.         Rumours in the earlier part
of the evening that the Steward has been left on shore, and is lost.
So a boat is dispatched to recover him and the unloaded coal,
but the former is discovered reclined in his berth.   A New Haven
doctor has got a big bottle nigh full of balsam from the expeditions.
Also in a smaller bottle a remarkably ugly, furry, reddish, viscous
minute bat, looking like a hybrid �twixt a flitter-mouse and a tree-
toad, which is exhibited to the admiration of every body.    I suggest
they should drop spots of red sealing-wax all over him, and that
he should be forwarded to Barnum; which is however bettered by
the universal admission that Barnum�s intellect would � fix� him to
better advantage.       Long talk with a black-bearded, very American
looking Cincinatti Editor, (of the �Sun,�) who I, after some time
was considerably amused to discover a Derby-shire born Briton.    He
like Ulysses has endured much.   Has been a peddler, a gravedigger,
tended stores, mended windows, sold newspapers, given travelling
lectures, nearly got lynched on suspicion of Abolition, and much
more, � a  much enduring man, possessing sound common sense.
Singing in the aft part of the boat, to Swan, and girls.  Dancing,
and music.       Talk with girls &c.   Writing amidst all sorts of
clamor, and abed by 1 o�clock or near it.
  20. Saturday.   By an hour after breakfast we are moving off,
have left the green banks and little bayous behind, and are again on
the waters of the giant Lake.   A steamboat is descried after off, and               
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