Wednesday June 14th Barque Sarah
On deck eating oranges, plums and nespras all the evening – a hammock swing for Grace. Miss Smith “enthusiastically ill”. Grace a trifle. Mr Wallach scraping whale’s teeth. Mrs Lee fringing towels, Mr Lee carving the back of his chair, Dr reading Matrimony, the dogs washed. Mama aft knitting. I have begun Mill on the Floss. A mild breeze from 1 to 4 knots an hour. In the afternoon two waterspouts on the horizon. Some one killed a porpoise and we passed a dead whale. The Captain says there are four dishes to be obtained from the porpoise, steak, fishballs, pancakes and peas. The pancakes are found in the brain – the peas are the kidneys. We were out late singing and spinning yarns.