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Tuesday Sep 25 1860 Night succeeds night but sleep comes not! I am decidedly on my beam ends! But I must still keep doing. "Courage, courage boys! "This morning I was out early watching every step relating to taking in whale I was fortunate in getting the eye ^[[some of the tendons running to the tail]] [[underlined]] the ducts to the ear, [[/underlined]] - a part of the male organ & the last 4 or 5 joints of the vertebrae. I have made one discovery, which if true, overthrows one statement of the usually reliable [[strikethrough]] [[?]]by [[/strikethrough]] Sconesby. [[strikethrough]] In V[[?]] [[/strikethrough]] In Vol 1, page 456 of his "Arctic Regions" Sconesby says: "The Whale has no external ear; [[underlined]] nor can any orafice for the admission of sound be discovered until the skin is removed." [[/underlined]] The issue I must make is with the undiscovered part, [[strikethrough]] of this [[/strikethrough]] the undiscovering being my own. Capt. Tyson visited us this morning. Capt. B. entertained him with great respect. The Georgiana unexpectently was in receipt ^[[to-day by the hands of Mgan]] of the 22 slabs of whale bone which walked out of the French man's boat! About 22 o'clock blubber & bone all in. [[strikethrough]] They [[/strikethrough]] The Try-works[[guess]] were at once put under way. One of the officers of the Georgiana saw one whale to-day. [[strikethrough]] Three [[/strikethrough]] ^[[Two]] of the G. H. ^[[boats [[encircled]] 1 [[/encircled]] Rogers & [[encircled]] 2 [[/encircled]] Gardners]] have been out [[strikethrough]] att [[/strikethrough]] since 8 o'clk this morn. They took breakfast at 4 o'clock returned at VI this eve making 14 hours between ^[[their]] meals! Whalers endure many hardships. I am astonished what labor & determination they go the[[?]] [[?]]ho[[?]] the kind of food they eat. [[strikethrough]] [[?]] [[/strikethrough]]
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