'a little crater inside the big basin'
The simple, small marginal illustration here is interesting, helpful. In the 1871 IJ, when he made the fair copy for Georgiana, he added eight such simple topographical illustrations. In the original journals, those now at the British Library, there are two drawings: of a 'porridge pot' (Friday, August 4), and of an 'Icelandic fiddle' (Saturday, August 19) that Morris did not include—I'm not sure why—in the fair copy.
'for he was ambitious'
Morris's comments on Evans are often fairly negative, revealing his distaste for a military attitude, or habits.