¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 Breakfast at 9 but dear little Alice was the only one of the female persuasion at the table for which she received many compliments from the few gentlemen who dared to risk a sitting.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 Windy and cold, rolling and pitching with an uncomfortable motion all day, but few passengers in sight. Although our comfortably situated staterooms took good care of those who faithfully occupied them. Dinner at 4, and were entering the passage between the Ponzie Islands and the coast opposite Cape Circello. The dim outline of the coast was always in view, but not interresting.
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 About 6 P.M. Henry broke up our Euchre party by announcing that the light above Mt Vesuvius could be seen and from that time until our arrival in the Bay of Naples we watched its light grow from a mere start into an immense volumn [sic] of illumination. Just before leaving Genoa a telegram announced that Vesuvius had begun “a little eruption” the first one in two years, so we were on the watch for the fire balls, but saw none. The brilliancy visible to us was only the reflection from the burning crater upon the volumn [sic] of steam and smoke which continually pours out, in thick clouds- The crater is on the opposite side of the highest cone from us, so that we did not see the first emissions of smoke-
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 At 10 1/2 PM we had dropped anchor in the Bay of Naples amidst the shipping, having passed in the darkness, unpleasantly closed to the bowsprits of several large vessels at anchor.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 No use to go ashore tonight, part of the family were in bed, the trunks were in the hold, so we passed the night in our berths, reasonably quiet, except when the watchman tramped the deck above our heads with his sledgehammer heels.