Dec. 21, 1941 (Sunday)

S.S. President Polk

Still south. Overcast. Have started growing a mustache and goatee, à la Italo Balbo.

Finished “De Maupin.” Also finished up Dorothy Parker’s collection of short stories – very clever (though latter.)

Started standing the bridge watches. That j.g. Hubbard is the ass!

After dinner went out and tramped up and down the deck abaft the stack. Need a little exercise and fresh air now and then – even though it does entail blackout collisions.