baby to be nursed, it would have been all the same.
On my return to the city, next day, I lunched, by invitation, at the officers' mess.
English porter, ale, and cheese, cold meats, and a variety of wines were on the table.
An English officer carries his habits all over the world with him, without stopping to consider climates.
No wonder that so many of them return from the east with disordered hepatic arrangements.
When I returned to the ship, in the evening, I found that Kell and Galt had made such good use of their time, that everything was on board, and we should be ready for sea on the morrow.
Our coaling had occupied us but ten hours— so admirable are the arrangements of the P. and O. Steamship Company, at whose wharf we had coaled.
A pilot was engaged, and all the preparations made for an early start.
There was nothing more to be done except to arrange a little settlement between the Queen and myself, similar to the one which had taken place at the Cape of Good Hop