There was also a memorable visit from an older gentleman, Captain Gelett. He called on them one day and left his horse and buggy at the gate. Prescott, then two and one half years old, was playing in the yard. A curious and independently minded child, Prescott climbed into the buggy and drove off alone. When the adults missed him they sent some men to find him. Years later, Helen remarked: "It was a wonder he was not killed!"
Although they missed their father, life in Honolulu had fewer hardships than on the Roman. "Everybody was so kind to us and we made lots of friends," recalled Helen. Happily, they all looked forward to Jared's return from the Arctic in October of 1869.
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