LEFT NEW YORK AT NOON--GOT INTO ROUGH WEATHER IN THE course of the afternoon--made an enormous dinner with a light and defiant heart--cast it up with great heaviness of spirit--solitary agony-- weariness of living--disgust for the sea--enthusiastic promises of future land residence--cold-blooded preparations made by the Steward--distant echoes of troubled diaphragms--Sleep1
Feebleminded determination to get up--miserable failure, coldblooded "bad sign" of Steward. Dr Green's Champagne--contemptuous scorn of an irascible abdomen--Soup better success. Visit from Captain-- Comforting assurances--Details of sufferers around the table--heroic retreat and advance of Vogdes.2 Van Wyck specially punished. No services-- Appearance of sufferers on deck. Vows for the future
Fear and trembling. Try an apple. Breakfast. Large muster. Careful eating. Solid viands most popular. "Nobody much sick." On Deck. Discussions of the future. "The reign of rogues & demagogues over. The soldiers begin to reorganize their men. A battle knocks the nonsense out of a man. Charlie Train. Anecdotes of Camp-Discipline. The Alabama.3 Dinner.
The porpoises--immense delight of the freshwater soldiers. Vandal tricks.
Cocachilunk and the Greek initials.
Rage of the Vultures & love of the turtles. Dreams go by [contraries?]
The Fresh breeze in the evening Sunset & moonrise. "Don't like it. It flavors of sea-sickness" Red & gibbous moon starting like a bloody portent out of the tumbling waves.