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Somewhat weak and wobbly, but still in the ring. Came down with a beautiful attack of La Grippe. Of course, did n't go to bed with it, but spent the time in a st, ner
chair, for one day half out of my head. And oh, how all my bones ache, even now! And
what wild dreams I had? * * *
Honolulu is in sight, and in an hour I shall be ashore mailing this, and learning v/hether or not there is war.
*** Am, Grippe excepted, having a nice trip. The weather is perfect. So is the
steamer. Sit at the Captain's table, and all the rest-—you know * * *
*** Well, we sailed yesterday from Honolulu, ffimaa * * * Am still miserable
with my Grippe, but getting better. Had a swim in the surf at Waikiki. Took in the concert at the Hawaiian Hotel, and had a general nice time.
Had some fun. I bucked a game run by the Chinese firemen of the SIBERIA, and in
twenty-five minutes broke three banks and won $14.85, So, you see, I have discovered a
new career for myself.
The war correspondents, 'She "Vultures," are a jolly crowd. We are bunched up at
the Captain's table, now that the passenger list has been reduced by the lot who left at
Honolulu. In fact, the trip to Honolulu had three bridal couples which sat at the upper
end of the table. This is a funny letter the correspondents are cutting up all around
me; and just now I am being joshed good and plenty.