Marian, David and I talked with the Captain and showed him some maps of the Philippines and Dutch East Indies. He said that the steamer sometimes went from Manila through the islands on her way to Los Angeles and sometimes around the north end of Luzon. He said one way was as good as the other.
I asked Marian to play shuffleboard but she would not do so, probably afraid of getting beaten. She always makes games a very personal matter. I played David and won, then Mrs. Whittaker and won by a narrow margin.
I am reading “The Grapes of Wrath” from the steamer library, one of the most interesting books I had read for a long time. In the evening Marian got me to tell about Alaska to Mrs. Whittaker.
David, Marian and I have a table with one more, a Miss A.E. Rigollier. She has some sort of business in Manila, probably a beauty shop or women’s clothes.