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From Edinburgh to India & Burmah   By: (1862-1939)

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FROM EDINBURGH TO INDIA AND BURMAH

[Illustration: Ayah and Child]

FROM EDINBURGH TO INDIA & BURMAH

BY W. G. BURN MURDOCH

Author of "From Edinburgh to the Antarctic," "A Procession of the Kings of Scotland," etc.

WITH TWENTY FOUR FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS IN COLOUR FROM PAINTINGS BY THE AUTHOR

LONDON GEORGE ROUTLEDGE & SONS, LTD. NEW YORK: E. P. DUTTON & CO.

TO ST. C. C.

Contents

CHAP. I

Introducing these Digressions. Point of Departure. Edinburgh Street Scenes. Flying Impressions from the Train to LONDON.

Street Scenes there The Park and Regent Street. The People in the Streets. Our Royalties gone, and Loyalty going. Piccadilly Circus by Night, and Mount Street. pp. 1 8

CHAP. II

London to Tilbury, and the Platform at Victoria Station. The Embarkation on a P. & O. A Bugle Call. The luxury of being at sea. The Bay, and "Spun Yarns" on to 9 18

CHAP. III

Orpheus and the Argo and the Sirens in heavy weather. Down the Portugese Coast. High Art in the Engine Room. Our People going East. A Blustery Day, and the Straits of Gibraltar. Gib and Spain, and "Poor Barbara." 19 26

CHAP. IV

A Blue Day at Sea, and Castles in Spain. A Fire Alarm, and A Dummy Dinner. The Beautiful French Lady. Marseilles and the Crowd on the Wharf. Bouillabaisses , and Réjane, and Cyrano, etc., and the head of a Serang for a tail piece. 27 34

CHAP. V

About the Crowd on Board, and the discomfort of a voyage first class British types Reflections on the Deck and on the Sea of Sky, and People, and of things in general. A P. & O. yarn, Old Junk, or Chestnut. Respectability and Art. It gets warm The Punkah Infliction. Egypt in Sight, and the Nile Water.

Port Said and its Inhabitants Jock Furgusson and Ors. Corsica, Sardinia, Lipari Islands, Stromboli, Crete, and The Acts of the Apostles. 35 45

CHAP. VI

The saddest thing in Egypt Dancing in the Canal, and the Search light on the Desert The fizzling hot blue Red Sea, and digressions about rose red Italian wine, & Ulysses, and Callum Bhouie, and Uisquebaugh. 46 53

CHAP. VII

Is still about the Red Sea "The Barren Rocks of Aden," and small talk about small events on board a fancy dress dance, and sports, and so on to BOMBAY. 54 62

CHAP. VIII

Is without apologies of first impressions of India; and about the landing and entertainments of their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales Great people and little people, and their affairs; Royal Receptions to snake charmers Illuminations, Gun firing, and the Bands playing God save the King Edward the ? 63 74

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