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TRAVELS IN THE FAR EAST

TRAVELS IN THE FAR EAST

by

ELLEN M. H. PECK (Mrs. James Sidney Peck)

New York Thomas Y. Crowell & Co. Publishers

Copyright 1909 By Ellen M. H. Peck

The University Press, Cambridge, U.S.A.

OZYMANDIAS

I met a traveller from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered visage lies, whose frown, And wrinkled lip, and sneer of cold command, Tell that its sculptor well those passions read Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things, The hand that mocked them and the heart that fed: And on the pedestal these words appear: "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings; Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!" Nothing beside remains. Round the decay Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare The lone and level sands stretch far away.

PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY

TO MY DAUGHTER

FOREWORD

As the inspiration which caused the making of this "Tour" came from my daughter (the "you" of my story), and as she wished a record of the same published, my desire has been to give her as complete an idea of my journeyings as is possible by descriptive text and illustrations. The interest of friends in the plan has caused them to be included in my thought, and if the public desire to be added to the personal acquaintances whom I regard as my readers it will prove a pleasant recognition of a modest plan.

The nine months tour included Egypt, Northern India, Burma, Southern India, Ceylon, Malay Peninsula, Java, Siam, Southern China, Japan, Northern China, Manchuria, and Korea.

Realizing that impressions suddenly formed are not always to be trusted, an attempt has been made to have them tested by comparison with those formed by a longer residence.

In like manner only statements have been made on the authority of those who claimed to have knowledge and experience. The lack of guidance of either a Baedeker or a Murray has been felt in Java, Siam, China, Manchuria, and Korea, small local guide books and guides not being an equivalent as regards accurate testimony.

May these pages prove a pleasant reminiscence to those who have visited the scenes described, and an introduction to those who have not thus travelled, but some of whom may plan to "do likewise."

E.M.H.P.

MILWAUKEE, December, 1908

CONTENTS

PAGE

MILWAUKEE 1

CHICAGO 1

NEW YORK 1

THE AZORES 4

GIBRALTAR 4

MARSEILLES 5

PORT SA√ŹD 7

CAIRO 9

SUEZ CANAL 34

ADEN, ARABIA 36

BOMBAY 37

JEYPORE 48

DELHI 56

AGRA 67

FATEHPUR SIKRI 76

CAWNPORE 79

LUCKNOW 80

BENARES 82

SILIGURI 88

DARJEELING 89

CALCUTTA 93

BURMA 97

PROME 109

RANGOON 109

SHWE DAGON 111

MADRAS 116

TANJORE 118

TRICHINOPOLY 120

MADURA 122

TUTICORIN 124

COLOMBO 124

NUWARA ELIYA 127

KANDY 129

ANURADHAPURA 132

CEYLON 141

BATAVIA, JAVA 145

BUITENZORG 147

GAROET 150

DJOKJAKARTA 154

MAOS 166

BANGKOK 174

SINGAPORE 201

JOHORE 201

HONG KONG ... Continue reading book >>




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