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Editor's Note: 1910 - In Korea and China. I copied and pasted from the transcription of the journals in the BYU Library. I cannot always tell which of the errors are because of poor transcription or just spelling irregularities common at that time in our history. I have made some corrections, but not all to give a flavor of the original journals and because I am lazy.

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Pacific Ocean, Monday, April 18, 1910 Clear - Sea Calmer - Strong head wind Up at 7:45. Spent the forenoon writing - I am remodeling my report of the trip through China. After dinner I took some exercise punching the bag and playing shuffle-board. Did some more writing. After supper, I was asked to explain the plot of one of the plays given by the ship's crew. I consented and five minutes before the show began I was told the plot for the first time. Well I did the best I could at translating the idea into understandable English but I am afraid that my effort did not make much of an impression. The crew's performance was a very creditable one and the upper deck was artistically decorated for the occassion.

Pacific Ocean, Tuesday, April 19, 1910 Clear - Cooler - Sea smooth Up at 8:15. Spent the forenoon writing and critizing my report of the China trip. After dinner, I took some exercise on deck. Then I wrote and read again. After supper, I was invited to a meeting of the Asahi's around-the-world party held in the dining room. To my great surprise, I was cal- led on to speak. I did attempt to say something but I was rather at a loss for appropriate words. The speeches being limited to five minutes each I was saved by time. Elder Caine followed with a brief speech that was well received Among the speakers was Hon. Mr. Megino the Japanese Consul General at New-York. Mr. S.N. Katogi, Bro. Katsunuma's brother presided over the meeting  

Pacific Ocean, Wednesday, April 20, 1910 . Clear - Chlly - Great Calm Up at 8:20 Spent the entire forenoon writing and criticising my report on the China trip. In the afternoon I did a little of the same work and then spent some time on the deck get- ting a little of the exilirating air. The sunset this evening was a beauty-one of those which are so graphically described by our best descriptive writers. The Japanese aboard had some sports on deck before dinner and then in the evening they had a nonsense gathering which produced considerable laughter.

Pacific Ocean, Thursday, April 21, 1910 . Windy - Sea rough - Cold Up at 8:20 I spent nearly the entire day working on my report of the China trip and I am glad to say that I nearly completed it. I walked for about one hour for exercise. This being the last dinner on the Chiyo the company decorated the dining room with flags and served and extra elaborate meal. The upper deck was prepared for a dance, but owing to the bad water it could not be held.