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So I reached my home in Leamington safely and in good time, and my dear kind father took my escapade humorously. He was pleased with it rather than otherwise, for I had much to tell and had obviously gained a great deal of experience. This little expedition proved to be an important factor in moulding my after-life. I t vastly widened my views of humanity and civilisation, and it confirmed aspirations for travel which were afterwards indulged.