29th November 1899
I am going to write a line in the chance of getting it posted. We are not going till early tomorrow morning, it does seem a shame to waste so much time.
After you had gone, I saw about my hat box and then went and unpacked a bit and then we had lunch at 1.30. It was rather awful at lunch but I sat at a table with two other ladies and got on all right.
I have just been having a little chat with the Captain and he tells me I am to sit on his right hand at dinner. Very nice but rather awful. I hope I shall get on all right.
I have had a little talk with a girl who is travelling alone. She is going to Colombo to change for India. I think she may be nice.
There don’t seem many people on board, but I suppose they are busy in their cabins at present. I think I am going to be all right and happy. I shall be glad when we start.
Goodbye, Mother dear, and everybody. Try and think it won’t be long before I am back again.
With heaps of love to all
The cabin does seem poky. I have to sit on the bed to open my box.