ever again find my books and things. I, however, got them, and my old umbrella, too. I was sent on by the mail train, but lost four hours, besides undergoing a great deal of misery and excitement.
When I have been to Thurso and Kirkwall I shall return as quick as possible, and shall be glad to get out of the country. As I am here, however, I wish to see all I can, for I never wish to return. Whilst in Mull I lived very cheaply--it is not costing me more than seven shillings a day. The generality of the inns, however, in the lowlands are incredibly dear--half-a-crown for breakfast, consisting of a little tea, a couple of small eggs, and bread and butter--two shillings for attendance. Tell Hen that I have some moss for her from Benmore--also some seaweed from the farther shore of Icolmrill. God bless you,
THURSO, November 21st, .
MY DEAR CARRETA,
I reached this place on Friday night, and was glad enough to g