The page for Thursday, January 24th says:
Spend night trying to sleep on the floor in the Warehouse. Arise 2 or 3 times to chase bats - imagine a horse is munch- ing his oats - only rats chewing ivory nuts. Well excuse me - glad morning comes. 6 a.m. leave Borbon - canoe it four hours - arrive at Boya's house. sleep underneath the Casa. Bed consists of bamboo reeds - pig leaves his pen for a reconntre - chase him away - chickens claw at boy's feet - watch him most of the night i.e, when not brushing away insects - fire flies illuminate the place fairly well. It rains most of the night. C.G.F hitting a negro upstairs who will insist on remaining in the room with Mrs. C.G.F. et al, negroes all laugh at the joke - C.G.F much aroused. Flash an electric revolver - no effect I laugh heartily and pass 1/2 hour - musing - I am heartily glad its near time for preparations for another days canoeing. Truly, we are camping in the tropics with a vengeance. Though, the boy sleeps well - I am happy. Sun affected my head somewhat. (as always, you can click on the image to get a larger view)
Questions and comments:
- Ecuador is the home of the Ivory Nut Palm.
- What is an “electric revolver”?
- Who is Boya?