“Bottoms Down”

His majesty Saint Lewis and I staggered blindly back to the Bottoms Down hotel. My initiation into the Corpse, combined with the contents of many bottles have, numbed me to the fact that in the morning we would disembark on our adventure into the mystery of the unknown. Will we live or die ? Let us now forget about discovery and adventure and live for this moment today as if there were no tomorrow. And if tomorrow comes and the day beyond, St. Lewis and I know that we will be ready for any outcome.

The night of May 13, 1804

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