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Foot-prints of Travel or, Journeyings in Many Lands   By: (1820-1895)

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FOOT PRINTS OF TRAVEL;

OR,

JOURNEYINGS IN MANY LANDS,

BY

MATURIN M. BALLOU.

Armado. How hast thou purchased this experience? Moth. By my journey of observation. SHAKESPEARE.

BOSTON, U.S.A.: PUBLISHED BY GINN & COMPANY. 1889.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1888, by GINN & COMPANY, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

TYPOGRAPHY BY J. S. CUSHING & CO., Boston, U.S.A.

PRESSWORK BY GINN & CO., Boston, U.S.A.

[Illustration: Frontispiece. CAPTAIN COOK, THE DISCOVERER.]

PREFACE.

In these notes of foreign travel the object has been to cover a broad field without making a cumbersome volume, to do which, conciseness has necessarily been observed. In previous books the author has described much more in detail some of the countries here briefly spoken of. The volumes referred to are "Due West; or, Round the World in Ten Months," and "Due South; or, Cuba Past and Present," which were published by Houghton, Mifflin & Co., of Boston. Two other volumes, namely, "Due North; or, Glimpses of Scandinavia and Russia," and "Under the Southern Cross; or, Travels in Australia and New Zealand," were issued by Ticknor & Co., of the same city. By the kind permission of both publishers, the author has felt at liberty to use his original notes in the preparation of these pages. It should be understood, however, that about one half of the countries through which the reader is conducted in the present work are not mentioned in the volumes above referred to. The purpose has been to prepare a series of chapters adapted for youth, which, while affording pleasing entertainment, should also impart valuable information. The free use of good maps while reading these Foot prints of Travel, will be of great advantage, increasing the student's interest and also impressing upon his mind a degree of geographical knowledge which could not in any other way be so easily or pleasantly acquired.

M. M. B.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. PAGE Crossing the American Continent. Niagara Falls. Utah. Representatives of Native Indian Tribes. City of San Francisco. Sea Lions. The Yosemite Valley. An Indian Hiding Place. The Mariposa Grove of Big Trees. Chinatown in San Francisco. Through the Golden Gate. Navigating the Pacific. Products of the Ocean. Sea Gulls. Harbor and City of Honolulu. 1

CHAPTER II.

Discoveries of Captain Cook. Vegetation. Hawaiian Women on Horse back. The Nuuanu Valley. The Native Staff of Life. The Several Islands of the Group. Resident Chinamen. Raising Sugar Cane. On the Ocean. Yokohama, Japan. Habits of the People. A Remarkable Idol. Tokio, the Political Capital. The Famous Inland Sea of Japan. Nagasaki. Products and Progress of Japan. 16

CHAPTER III.

Through the Yellow and Chinese Seas. Hong Kong. Peculiarities of the Chinese at Home. Native Women. City of Canton. Charitable Organizations. Chinese Culture. National Characteristics. Sail for Singapore. A Water spout. A Tropical Island. Local Pen Pictures. The Island of Penang. An Indolent Native Race. The Cocoanut Tree. Palm Wine. Tropical Fruits. 32

CHAPTER IV.

Crossing the Indian Ocean. The Island of Ceylon. Harbor of Colombo. The Equatorial Forest. Native Costumes. Vegetation of Ceylon. Prehistoric Monuments. Departure for Australia. The Stars at Sea. The Great Island Continent. The Gold Product Divisions of the Country. City of Adelaide. Public Garden. West Australia. Melbourne, Capital of Victoria. Street Scenes. Chinese Quarter. 44

CHAPTER V.

Gold fields of Australia. Kangaroos. Big Gum Trees. Largest Trees in the World. Wild Bird Life. Gold seeking. City of Sydney. Botanical Garden. Public Institutions. Sheep raising. Brisbane, Capital of Queensland. The Aboriginal Race... Continue reading book >>




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