54 95 2 65 78
As with some others engaged in various
departments of the world's more
heroic activities, Captain Vere tho though
practical enough upon occasion would
at times betray a certain dreaminess
of mood. Standing alone on the
weather-side of the quarter deck,
and one hand holding by the rigging
he would absently gaze off at the
blank sea. At the presentation to him [Earlier version text from verso of patch on leaf 84, image 202]: Sometimes
he would stand on the weather-side
of the quarter-deck^ long gazing gazeing absently
off at the blank sea. At the
presentation to him then of some
minor matter interrupting the
current of his revery, he would
54 95 2 65 78
As with some others engaged in various
departments of the world's more
heroic activities, Captain Vere tho though
practical enough upon occasion would
at times betray a certain dreaminess
of mood. Standing alone on the
weather-side of the quarter deck,
and one hand holding by the rigging
he would absently gaze off at the
blank sea. At the presentation to him [Earlier version text from verso of patch on leaf 84, image 202]: Sometimes
he would stand on the weather-side
of the quarter-deck^ long gazing gazeing absently
off at the blank sea. At the
presentation to him then of some
minor matter interrupting the
current of his revery, he would

Transcribed by: John Bryant