The page for Saturday, April 27th says:
At office 5:50 A.M. Work fairly well. Couldn't make up my mind to a failure of P. ed O. Camillo Quinonez, pipeman, says, but little gold was taken out of Quasamambi. Ten years have I have been Jarndyce vs. Jarndycing myself. Well from to-day no more wrinkles will come from thinking of it. Anna is my ever constant dream. I will soon have enough in hand to go to her. Will life is truly a problem. Big money, corresponding worry. I have so much to be thankful to God that, I will add greater fervor to my Blessed Lady. Men talk with Gerald. D.C. Stapleton is going to ask $1000 a year salary as a com- pensation. He is deserving of it too, in muy opinion. A thorough Company manger. Nugent down here in case of trouble a la frontier style. Truly the Jamacians better behave. Boy panning for gold - is happy. Kill fresh meat to-morrow. Much excitement and jealousy among the negroes for tripe. No cargo has het arrived. Down to our last bag of rice. Beans all gone. Only 2 barrels of pork left. Realistic mining - no pay - no pay dirt - almost no food. Say Stations to-night for Suffering Souls. Good night my Anna!
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Questions and comments:
- The word “tripe” is underlined.
- Jarndyce and Jarndyce is a fictional court case in Chancery in the novel Bleak House by Charles Dickens. The case concerns the fate of a large inheritance. It has dragged on for many generations prior to the action of the novel, so that, by the time it is resolved late in the narrative, legal costs have devoured the entire estate. The case is thus a byword for an interminable legal proceeding.