Friday, November 13, 2009
13 November, 1910
Wondering how the dogs will fare with the bitch we're bringing to breed, now that I've seen some of them won't serve us in that area. Damn shame.
It does remind me that some of our party have no family or children to occupy their thoughts. We shall be away a long time, and some of them have already been away from their families for a long time. Some of the men are quite young, and are likely virgins. Some are not used to the sailor's life.
We always wait to see how many children await us at the docks when we return with a little excitement, a little dread. We count the months and years. We know how it goes.