Thursday, July 21, 2016

Diary of Luman Harris Tenney: Wednesday, August 7, 1862

Watered my horse and took a good bath. Had a good visit with Newt. Adams about officers of our acquaintance and future prospects. Today, as often, I am uneasy for something to satisfy a nervous want of something real to do. Can't be easy at anything. Commenced reading the “Woman in White,” by Wilkie Collins. Found the book quite interesting. Could hardly leave it for my meals. There seems to be no stopping place. Every paragraph, every chapter, every book is full of thrilling adventures, well laid plot. Great vigilance against surprise.

SOURCE: Frances Andrews Tenney, War Diary Of Luman Harris Tenney, p. 24

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