My dear Alice
Here we are on our tenth day out -- about half of them pleasant, about half nasty but none of them of the worst type.
I have postal cards from the Madeira islands and from Gibraltar -- we stop again today at Algiers [page 2] and then on to the Italian ports -- reaching Egypt on the 9th. It has seemed a long voyage but very pleasant withal and one really gets attached to the ship in quite a new way, coming back to her after [outings?] on the land.
I felt quite homesick for you on Monday morning as I thought of you leaving for Phila. and was sorry not to see you again. I was very [page 3] for your ships letter.
I still find it rather hard to use my eyes in writing or reading, Mary Smith has read aloud an enormous history of Egypt and we are [now] going on to the [illegible]. There are a number of Kansas people on board -- Mrs Henry Allen as [ever] all ask for you-- My love to you [illegible words?] Always your loving sister Jane Addams