SIR JAMES BROOKE, K.C.B. 41
light appears as big as a man's head, and would lead Ane to think the animal far larger than it really is. At night the sea was so full of them, that the ones giving light, enabled us to see myriads of others not %hted. All night they surrounded us. At sunrise they sunk ; not a single one was visible during the % ; but at night again (for many nights) they re-appeared as thick as ever. This lasted till we got a freeze. I yesterday examined the Physalia Atlantica, the Portuguese man-of-war;" the tail, or rather filaments, inflict a severe sting, as I experienced. The ai*imal is a bladder full of air ; when pierced, its exaction is instantaneous. The colours are remarkably beautiful avarying tints of purple and pink.
12 o'clock.aLand in sight as expected. To-morrow We shall probably be in Rio. Nothing is pleasanter ftan a good landfall after crossing the oceanafour
days without observation a our chronometer rated ft*
Am Plymouthawe expect land in a particular bear-lng at a particular time, and lo! it appears. I propre enclosing this in a half-sheet of paper, just to PVe you a little Rio Janeiro news. Our domestic diligence is favourable. Hart goes on as well and quietly as usual, always sensible and reesrved. He
18 a favourite of I--'s, though he has become so by
Agrees. Creswick and Peter* flourish. J--M-
18 m high featheravery quiet, so are the rest. Old George has been ill but is recovered. Humshee has Aot the mange. Billyf has fits like Jack used to * His servants. t A bull-dog.18 m high feathera very quiet, so are the rest. Old George has been ill but is recovered. Humshee has A ot the mange. Billyf has fits like Jack used to * His servants. t A bull-dog.