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no Mate, Dem &c. Saw & spoke to Bertha Coleman. We stood in a corner & chatted with the dear boy and watched the passengers & the people who were seeing them off - and I picked out the young man I hoped would be Claude's cabin- mate.

We looked at the cabin too - a mere band box, but as good as any - No. 3. Finally & surprisingly soon - 10 min. of 12, the gong rung us off - We thought it wouldn't sail till at least one. He didn't want us to watch him out of sight - dear boy - it was hard saying good-bye. We went down on the wharf by the bow and watched her slowly move away - and when the cable was slipped there was a howl from all the congregated small boys & stevedores & stones were thrown & other lucky signs per- formed. Then we met all 3 of the Willards & Dem. Well they saw the boat out of sight, anyway - and then we walked up the

no Mate, Dem &c. Saw & spoke to Bertha Coleman. We stood in a corner & chatted with the dear boy and watched the passengers & the people who were seeing them off - and I picked out the young man I hoped would be Claude's cabin- mate.

We looked at the cabin too - a mere band box, but as good as any - No. 3. Finally & surprisingly soon - 10 min. of 12, the gong rung us off - We thought it wouldn't sail till at least one. He didn't want us to watch him out of sight - dear boy - it was hard saying good-bye. We went down on the wharf by the bow and watched her slowly move away - and when the cable was slipped there was a howl from all the congregated small boys & stevedores & stones were thrown & other lucky signs per- formed. Then we met all 3 of the Willards & Dem. Well they saw the boat out of sight, anyway - and then we walked up the

no Mate, Dem &c. Saw & spoke to Bertha Coleman. We stood in a corner & chatted with the dear boy and watched the passengers & the people who were seeing them off - and I picked out the young man I hoped would be Claude's cabin- mate.

We looked at the cabin too - a mere band box, but as good as any - No. 3. Finally & surprisingly soon - 10 min. of 12, the gong rung us off - We thought it wouldn't sail till at least one. He didn't want us to watch him out of sight - dear boy - it was hard saying good-bye. We went down on the wharf by the bow and watched her slowly move away - and when the cable was slipped there was a howl from all the congregated small boys & stevedores & stones were thrown & other lucky signs per- formed. Then we met all 3 of the Willards & Dem. Well they saw the boat out of sight, anyway - and then we walked up the
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