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KATHAY: A CRUISE IN THE CHINA SEAS.

BY W. HASTINGS MACAULAY.

"Coelum, non animum, mutant, Qui trans mare currunt."

NEW YORK: G. P. PUTNAM & CO., 10 PARK PLACE. M.DCCC.LII.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1852, by G. P. PUTNAM & COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Southern District of New York.

JOHN F. TROW, PRINTER, 49 Ann Street.

Dedication TO MRS. JANE G. SPROSTON, BALTIMORE.

ESTEEMED AND RESPECTED MADAM:

I have presumed to address this work to you, more to prove the truth of its motto, than from any hope that it may be intrinsically worthy of your acceptance.

Connected with a noble profession by ties at once sad and dear, I have considered that a narration of events seen in its service however unworthily set down, might not be uninteresting to you; and feeling assured that your prayers and kind wishes have followed us through "changing skies," as we have sped across "distant seas," upon our safe return, I am truly happy in being able to imitate the custom of mariners of more sunny climes, and to place this offering of affection upon the altar of Gratitude.

THE AUTHOR.

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CHAPTER I.

Set Sail Sea sickness Get a good offing Sail ho! Islets of St. Paul Shipwreck there Sufferings Crossing the Line Fernando Noronha Fire Remarkable peak Arrival at Rio Disappointment Beauties of the harbor Ashore at last Village of San Domingo Flying trip to city Yellow fever All hands up anchor Sugarloaf Mountain Off for the Cape 9

CHAPTER II.

Telling Tales out of School Double the Cape The Flying Dutchman Albatross and Cape pigeons Catching the albatross The man who ate the albatross Superstition of sailors Man overboard Lying to Accident Death The sailor's grave 20

CHAPTER III.

Island of St. Paul Steering for Java Head Land ho! Christmas Island Straits of Sunda A Beautiful Scene Sentimental Simile Come to anchor Anger Point Village of Anger On shore in Java Perfume of the East Banyan tree The governor and Dutch hotel keeper Welcome at an inn Attack on Anger Fort Dutch officers' prowess, and French! The Javanese Chinaman Mosque Mahomet Bazaar Watering place 26

CHAPTER IV.

China Sea Anchor off Macào Canton River Whampoa Trip to Canton The San pan Pagodas Lob Creek Salt junks Description of a Junk Mandarin, or search boats Pirates Crowded state of River at Canton Land at Factory Stairs Visit Vice Consul New China Street A Cow House Wonders of Canton Factory gardens Water parties Buddhist temples, and holy pigs Dock yard at Whampoa American missionary at Newtown Bethel, and its pastor Fourth of July Back to Macào The Typa The Barrier 33

CHAPTER V.

Passage ashore A ti The Praya Forts Governor's Road Description of Macào Murder of Amaral Manoeuvring of Seu and his triumph A new Governor His death Council of Government View from Guia Fort Marques's garden Camoen's grotto Epitaph and doggerel written there A beautiful spot Stealing fire from the gods Fate of Prometheus 44

CHAPTER VI.

Up the Canton River again Bay of Canton Bocca Tigris Forts at the Bogue Their construction Conduct of Chinese when attacked The Feast of Lanterns The Rebellion Paddy fields and mosquitoes Back to Typa Pleasant times Blowing up of a frigate! 54

CHAPTER VII.

Visit Hong Kong A beautiful morning Harbor of Hong Kong Settlement of Victoria Line of battle ship Hastings Forecastle logic An arrival from the Northern Seas Her B... Continue reading book >>




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