1 November 1905
Recovered from the logs of the riverboat Hastings
Manfred delivered his bell today. Silver, etched with beautiful pattern and symbols. I asked him if the symbols had to do with those books he’s been reading, he assured they don’t mean nothing. Gave it a test on the Allegheny, above and below Pittsburg. Sound insufficient for our needs, promised M to ask our nicer boat if they need something pretty.
I hope they decline. Could swear something was stirring in the water when it was a-ringing.