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appreciation - you gave to our days fine color and many hours of real life -

I ought to, I know express to you words of kindness concerning that Yondotega dinner - a dinner of alluring prospects - but sombre ending - and it's hard to interpret

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the atmosphere in which ones heart breaks, but life goes splendidly on-

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However, I've written Phil - and the letter will I hope, be read at the next meeting - its to you all - and I must live outside of the camp, but happily the stars shine -

Yours ever
Charles 
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