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Scenes in the Hawaiian Islands and California   By: (1838-1905)

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SCENES IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS AND CALIFORNIA.

BY MARY E. ANDERSON.

"The isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust."

ISAIAH II. 5.

BOSTON: THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. Instituted 1814. DEPOSITORIES, 28 CORNHILL, BOSTON, AND 13 BIBLE HOUSE, ASTOR PLACE, NEW YORK.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1865, by THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

CORNHILL PRESS: DAKIN AND METCALF, BOSTON.

NOTE BY THE PUBLISHERS.

In the year 1863, Rev. Rufus Anderson, D. D., senior Secretary of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, visited the Hawaiian Islands on official business connected with the missionary work of that institution. He was accompanied, in that visit, by his wife and daughter, the latter of whom preserved some memoranda of the journey and the scenes to which it introduced her, for the gratification of her friends. From these notes the present volume has been prepared. The interest which the friends of missions in this country have long cherished for that people youngest born in the family of Christian nations will lead them to welcome these unpretending sketches, as affording both instruction and entertainment to themselves and their children.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I. FROM NEW YORK TO ASPINWALL.

The Bargain. Our Steamer and Staterooms. A Schooner in a bad Place. Porpoises. Pirate Alabama. 9

CHAPTER II. ISTHMUS OF DARIEN.

Baggage. Wreck. Isthmus Toilets. Aspinwall. Tropical Scenery. Huts. 17

CHAPTER III. PANAMA.

Tiled Houses. Emigrants. "Nice Lomonard." First Class Hotel. Mud Pies and Clean Clothes. Crabs. Aquaria. Borrowed Houses. Cathedral. At Anchor. Toboga. Accommodations. Dessert. 24

CHAPTER IV. FROM PANAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO.

A Rocket. Acapulco. On Shore. Adobe Houses. Market Place. No Breakfast. Boys Diving. Devil Fish. A real Sunday. Manzanilla. Golden Gate. Baby Afloat. Lives Lost. Backbone of America. Inspecting. "Baa." Bill of Fare. At the Wharf. 33

CHAPTER V. SAN FRANCISCO.

Lick House. At Church. Mission Dolores. Street Cars. A Ride. Hills. Surf. Old Church and Burying Ground. The One Rose. Good bys. Union Jack. "Dropped Down." The Bar. All Sails set. Racks. Rolls. Bell Buoy. 45

CHAPTER VI. HONOLULU.

Desolation. A Delightful Contrast. Boats Alongside. Hurrah! Farewells and Greetings. A Home on Shore. Friends. Cousins' Society. Fairy Land. The Serenade. Church Bells. Native Church. Native Industry, Liberality, and Perseverance. Dress. "Aloha." 54

CHAPTER VII. HONOLULU CONTINUED.

A Dinner Party. Punch Bowl. An extinct Crater. Taro Patches. Ovens. Poi and Raw Fish. Fingers better than Spoons. A Donation Party. Prince William. Tomb of the Kings. Prayer Meeting. Examination. A Green Rose. Home Letters. The Palace. The Queen. Riding in a Royal Carriage. Horseback Riding Party. Native Women Riding. Church. Native Pews. A Quarter of a Dollar. 64

CHAPTER VIII. FROM HONOLULU TO HILO.

Steamer's Deck. Hair Decorations. The Queen and her Suite. The Queen's Guard. Singular Accommodations. Lahaina. A Breakfast on Shore. Kind Natives. Cocoa nuts. Lessons in Hawaiian. The King and his Greeting. Where Captain Cook was killed. Such Roads! Dinner on Shore. Orange Trees. Precipices. Cascades. Waipio. Hilo. Landing in the Surf. Spiders. 76

CHAPTER IX. THE VOLCANO.

Gipsies. Up Hill and Down. Lame Horse. An Accommodating Family. House Inside and Outside. A Lowly Table. Prayers... Continue reading book >>




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