Immense high wind ― tremenjous. ― Worked & arranged. ― Came F. afterwards, & we walked to the Curcumelly road, by Govino. There, he having brought a revolver, I was taught to fire off a pistol. ― The first firearm I ever used. ―

7TH  MARCH, 1858.

Very queer. ― Very kind of F. indeed. Home by 6 & dressed, & we went to the General’s, ― only Ponsonby, & Curzon there. ― Agreeable. ―

Lushington teaches Lear to shoot (LEL, 92).

[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3. Previously published in part in Lear 1988, 128.]