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 Onward, 'Aimhirghin's letters to Gwen'
Aimhirghin McGrath
 Posted: Jan 6 2017, 05:58 AM

boatswain aboard the "Rising Sun"
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April 1720

Dear Gwen, mo ghrá geal

I had thought of keeping a journal, but it is clear to me that whatever I would write in such a book I would end up writing in my letters to you anyway. Because of this I have elected to use my letters to you as a sort of journal, I will record the events of my time on the 'Rising Sun' in these letters. This may render them more like a narrative than communication but I will include my personal feelings as well. I'm sure you'll find them entertaining. Though I have been on other ships in the past my letters have never been as detailed as I would like them to be and so, with this new ship, I resolve to send letters that will give you a much better idea of what has been occurring.

I am now not at all apprehensive about this new ship. I had a conversation today with the captain, a mister Sol Gavez, and he proved to be agreeable enough. I received no teasing for my dislike of alcohol yet they will call me Priesty all the same as none of them are willing to pronounce Aimhirghin. I also partook in a friendly shooting contest with the captain, the master gunner, Casimir St. John and the quartermaster, Pieter de Wyntere. The quartermaster proved to be a good shot, but Sol is better with a sword than a pistol. I performed well enough to impress my new crew mates. We are about to set sail so I must wish you all the best and leave you with a promise of further tales.

Le gach dea-mhéin,


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