1 October, later.
I suppose it was natural that
we should have all overslept ourselves, for the day was a busy one, and the night
had no rest at all. Even Mina must have felt its exhaustion, for though I slept
till the sun was high, I was awake before her, and had to call two or three times
before she awoke. Indeed, she was so sound asleep that for a few seconds she did
not recognize me, but looked at me with a sort of blank terror, as one looks who
has been waked out of a bad dream. She complained a little of being tired, and
I let her rest till later in the day.
We now know of twenty-one boxes having
been removed, and if it be that several were taken in any of these removals we
may be able to trace them all. Such will, of course, immensely simplify our labor,
and the sooner the matter is attended to the better. I shall look up Thomas Snelling