I sent my very first marconigram yesterday to let Marguerite know all was well with me. I expect it will surprise her greatly. It cost me 26 shillings - incredible!
I had a most busy day yesterday. I was writing for most of the morning and then at 2.30 the First Officer took Knoblock and me all over the navigating parts of the ship and through the engine rooms.This occupied nearly two hours and I can tell you that it was absolutely astounding. I shall describe it in an article. The while we were promenading on the deck the Captain asked us into his parlour and we smoked cigars and told stories for nearly two hours.
It is remarkable to me that man, so small, fragile and weak has contrived an advance in science and industry sufficient to construct a machine like this. Only a hundred years ago men were sailing the seas in wooden ships and relying on the wind for their progress. What will the next hundred bring I wonder?