19th June, 1920
19jun20

I do not know any more why I finished so abruptly last time, not do I know how long I am going to write today since I am surrounded by 526 noisy men and the light is poor. We have now been sailing for 11 days, the weather is wonderful and only very few of the 2700 men were seasick; I personally have been well all the time. The time just flew; I did not read a single book. When I am not working, I go and visit one of the ship's officers. Today the First Engineer paid me the biggest compliment that I was ever paid to me; he said: "the way you speak, you act, the level of your intelligence and education, entitles you to go everywhere and to deal with every English gentleman." But the main thing is that in 2 days, i.e., on Monday we'll be in Vancouver. In the last days we did very well, 340-350 miles per day. The reason for this was the competitiveness of the English and the Americans. The American ship "Dollar" with the 8th infantry regiment…….. I must stop it is impossible to write.

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