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Tregoning, Mr. Sanceau (Louis), and Mr. Mackay are there, and Aery Avclcoming. The first view of Iquitos Avas very disappointing to me. I somehoAv expected a smaller Manaos, but found it quite different, and IQUITOS 37 the SAvift current running right up to the other side of the pontoon makes it look very hopeless as a harbour. The Captain and Mr. Robilliard have a difference of opinion as to bringing the ship up to the pontoon at once, and Ave eventually Avait for a signal from THE LANDING-STAGE AT IQUITOS ON OUR ARRIVAL Captain Good, telling us to come.

The Avomen here all seem to go about Avith their hair doAvn their backs and a p a n a m a hat stuck on IQUITOS 41 top. They h a v e very fine black hair, b u t otherwise are n o t good to look at. Y e s t e r d a y G. M. B . a n d I watched two girls a b o u t twelve years old diving and swimming in t h e Avater. T h e y Avere just like fish and loved t o run doAvn t h e b a n k and throAV themselves into the water, laughing Avith delight. Some boys Avho were fishing near by t h o u g h t it great fun t o throAV stones a n d m u d at t h e m (I dare say they m * IQUITOS STREET Avere very annoying]y disturbing t h e fish), b u t they took no notice a n d presently came out of t h e Avater, a n d popped their pink cotton flouneey skirts right over t h e dripping g a r m e n t s in Avhich they h a d been b a t h i n g .

He told me he had had yellow feA*er and nearly died. l i e said : " J e ne suis pas par nature peureux, mais je suis bon Chretien, je Miis religieux et j'ai g r a n d peur de la mort ! Vous. madame. vous ctes sage, mais moi. je redoute l'enfer ! " He is an unworldly, simple old gentleman, and reminds me of Colonel New come. It was wonderful to see the Lanjranc drift away a n d sail down river with her one hundred souls a b o a r d . It stems such a responsibility for some one. The Captain, perhaps !

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