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Late in January, 1908, in company with his brother “Tal,” who had retired from active practice in 1899, Penrose set out for a month’s cruise in the Caribbean. As usual, he kept his father well posted concerning his movements. His first letter is dated “Am Bord des Dampfers Oceana den” Jan. 25, 1908, and reads: “We are now passing down the harbor towards Sandy Hook, and I drop this line to you to mail with the pilot boat. Tal arrived in New York all right yesterday afternoon, and we came on board the ship shortly after nine this morning. The storm of yesterday has cleared off, and today the weather is fine, with a light southwest wind. This ship, the Oceana, seems very comfortable and our cabins are very good. The boat seems fairly well filled but not crowded. Neither Tal nor I have yet seen anyone we know on board. “The first port at which we stop will be Kingston, in Jamaica, where we will arrive in about five days, and I will write further from there.”

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