Wednesday 17 Got up at fifteen minutes after six. Went to school as usual at nine o-clock; but began to feel a little drowsy towards the latter part of the afternoon. Went over to the Canada House at noon and played a couple of games at euchre with Miss Parkes, who beat me 2 out of 3. There is to be a surprise party at 'Swans' this evening. None of the family attending.