My Dear Sister, "I write a few lines in haste, to say that I am safe, and well advanced on my voyage. "
"The stranger has gradually improved in health, but is very silent, and appears uneasy when any one except myself enters his cabin. "
"I said in one of my letters, my dear Margaret, that I should find no friend on the wide ocean; yet I have found a man who, before his spirit had been broken by misery, I should have been happy to have possessed as the brother of my heart."
I suffered great and unparalleled misfortunes.. You seek for knowledge and wisdom, as I once did; and I ardently hope that the gratification of your wishes may not be a serpent to sting you, as mine has been.
I thank you.. for your sympathy, but it is useless; my fate is nearly fulfilled. I wait but for one event, then I shall repose in peace. I understand your feeling
How can he be so naive and optimistic about his misfortunate future???