We had come 28 miles and had still seven to go, as well as the Long Sault 2 rapids to run, so we started off at about seven. When we got to the head of the rapids we all sat down lower in the canoe 3 , and I put my paddle in the canoe. Then came the first “Chute 4 .” A log ahead made Mr. Johnston 5 change his course a little, and a mass of spray broke over the Canoe. On we went running the three “Chutes.” 6 It was my first experience of the rapids, and very thrilling. We reached the mission 7 a little after Eight. On Friday evening Charlie 8 received 1.75. for his two days work, and his father received ¢30 for the Canoe for the two days. Having been knocking about for 5 days I was glad to get to a resting place where my valise was but I could not sleep much on account of the two fold enemy, bugs and mosquitoes.
[July 14th, 1898]