RECORD: Darwin, Emma. [1882?] [Reminiscences of Darwin on the 'Beagle'] Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker. CUL-DAR251.1106-7 (Darwin Online, http://darwin-online.org.uk/)

REVISION HISTORY: Transcribed by Kees Rookmaaker 4.2009. RN1

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On some occasion all hands & even officers were set to pull at a rope which they did hand over hand, while C. pulled with one effort. They all shouted at him "Fleet philosopher fleet" — At last he called out "What is fleet" — which set them into fits of laughter.

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The small crosses on a chart stand for sunken rocks & on his asking why the officer he applied to gravely assured him that it stood to reason; it was evidently proper that they should have that meaning.

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One day while at work in his end of the cabin he felt as he thought an insect fall down his neck. He stood still & called the other officer to get it out for him & thought him most unfeeling for only standing still laughing at his distress. It proved to be a bit of string hanging down from the ceiling — which had dropped into his neck.


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