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1907.
Jack
was very cordial in urging us to take his room and bed - back of the store. So we finally did - after quite a jolly chat outside. Our chaperones sat up by the door - but we slept (some) tho' I had a coughing spell (which worried J.M.
) and the men played cards and smoked. We got up about 2:30 and they told us the boat was in sight. I got us ice-water &c. (we wouldn't take "pop") and did all kind of nice things. Saw about our trunk. Jollied the purser into giving us the best state room (there were 5 for 26 people!) &c. &c. He said good- bye bare-headed (his hair is almost white!) & with his nice little crooked smile as usual - and we did thank him when we at last went to sleep at about 4 (till 7) The forest fires made a smoke like a fog - and as the Brittannic stopped at Mink Island, Depot Harbor, Parry Harbor &c., we didn't get in till 10 o'clock. I went to the bank for Hamilton and to the "North Star" office &c. and then took the 11:30 Lakeshore Express to Toronto, arriving at 5! We had lunch in the dining car - recalled our Muskoka experiences at the different wharves and felt so sorry about the forest fires (tho' it had begun to rain a little in Parry Sound.) I don't believe I ever was

1907.
Jack
was very cordial in urging us to take his room and bed - back of the store. So we finally did - after quite a jolly chat outside. Our chaperones sat up by the door - but we slept (some) tho' I had a coughing spell (which worried J.M.
) and the men played cards and smoked. We got up about 2:30 and they told us the boat was in sight. I got us ice-water &c. (we wouldn't take "pop") and did all kind of nice things. Saw about our trunk. Jollied the purser into giving us the best state room (there were 5 for 26 people!) &c. &c. He said good- bye bare-headed (his hair is almost white!) & with his nice little crooked smile as usual - and we did thank him when we at last went to sleep at about 4 (till 7) The forest fires made a smoke like a fog - and as the Brittannic stopped at Mink Island, Depot Harbor, Parry Harbor &c., we didn't get in till 10 o'clock. I went to the bank for Hamilton and to the "North Star" office &c. and then took the 11:30 Lakeshore Express to Toronto, arriving at 5! We had lunch in the dining car - recalled our Muskoka experiences at the different wharves and felt so sorry about the forest fires (tho' it had begun to rain a little in Parry Sound.) I don't believe I ever was

1907.
Jack
was very cordial in urging us to take his room and bed - back of the store. So we finally did - after quite a jolly chat outside. Our chaperones sat up by the door - but we slept (some) tho' I had a coughing spell (which worried J.M.
) and the men played cards and smoked. We got up about 2:30 and they told us the boat was in sight. I got us ice-water &c. (we wouldn't take "pop") and did all kind of nice things. Saw about our trunk. Jollied the purser into giving us the best state room (there were 5 for 26 people!) &c. &c. He said good- bye bare-headed (his hair is almost white!) & with his nice little crooked smile as usual - and we did thank him when we at last went to sleep at about 4 (till 7) The forest fires made a smoke like a fog - and as the Brittannic stopped at Mink Island, Depot Harbor, Parry Harbor &c., we didn't get in till 10 o'clock. I went to the bank for Hamilton and to the "North Star" office &c. and then took the 11:30 Lakeshore Express to Toronto, arriving at 5! We had lunch in the dining car - recalled our Muskoka experiences at the different wharves and felt so sorry about the forest fires (tho' it had begun to rain a little in Parry Sound.) I don't believe I ever was
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