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  Tuesday, March 5, 1912. 
    S.S. Bramley.
    C.   (A beautiful day). 
          Arise 7:15, go up on deck and walk about for exercise, spend all the forenoon and until about 3:00 P.M. putting strings on labels. Then rewash the plates I developed yesterday and go up on deck and walk and talk to Capt. & other officers. After supper, walk on the bridge for a while & look at the stars, then come down in the cabin & read Ditmars Reptiles of the World, & finally go to bed about 10:30. From the bridge see a large fish which the captain said was a sunfish. 

Wednesday, March 6, 1912. 
  S.S. Bramley.
  Cl. R. *(Storm)
      Captain Ruthen called me about 4:00 o'clock. I got up and watched him bandage a fireman's head (Chinese). Later in the morning the cook came up to be doctored; the fireman had made a nasty cut on the cook's head with a hammer. I spent practically all the morning on the bridge watching the big seas. A portion of the deck cargo was heaved over-board (Sulphuric Acid) and blazed up upon touching the water. After dinner I strung some labels and talked with the captain which is always an interesting thing to do. Bed about 10:35. 

Thursday, March 7, 1912. 
  On Board S.S. Bramley about 50 Mi. N.E. of Azores Is.

       Arise 7:15, go up on the bridge and walk about for exercise and nearly get caught by a sea, which came 3 ft. deep along the deck. Spend most of the day in the cabin with the captain putting threads in labels. After dinner, talk to the mate & captain & chief engineer; at 7:30 P.M. hear groans & find the second steward had been knocked down by a sea & on deck & his ankle badly hurt; he managed to get to the cabin door where I found him in a heap.
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