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A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months   By: (1839-1887)

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A VOYAGE IN THE 'SUNBEAM'

Our Home on fhe Ocean for Eleven Months

by

MRS. BRASSEY

Illustrated

Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co.

1881

[Illustration: CAPE BRASSEY: SMYTHS SOUND]

DEDICATION

To the friends in many climes and countries, of the white and coloured races, and of every grade in society, who have made our year of travel a year of happiness, these pages are dedicated by the ever grateful Author

[Illustration: Portrait of the Author]

PREFACE.

This volume needs no elaborate preface. A general sketch of the voyage which it describes was published in the 'Times' immediately after our return to England. That letter is reprinted here as a convenient summary of the 'Sunbeam's' performances. But these prefatory lines would indeed be incomplete if they did not contain a well deserved tribute to the industry and accuracy of the author. The voyage would not have been undertaken, and assuredly it would never have been completed, without the impulse derived from her perseverance and determination. Still less would any sufficient record of the scenes and experiences of the long voyage have been preserved had it not been for her painstaking desire not only to see everything thoroughly, but to record her impressions faithfully and accurately. The practised skill of a professional writer cannot reasonably be expected in these simple pages, but their object will have been attained if they are the means of enabling more home keeping friends to share in the keen enjoyment of the scenes and adventures they describe.

THOMAS BRASSEY

[Illustration]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. FAREWELL TO OLD ENGLAND

II. MADEIRA, TENERIFFE, AND CAPE DE VERDE ISLANDS

III. PALMA TO RIO DE JANEIRO

IV. RIO DE JANEIRO

V. THE RIVER PLATE

VI. LIFE ON THE PAMPAS

VII. MORE ABOUT THE ARGENTINE REPUBLIC

VIII. RIVER PLATE TO SANDY POINT, STRAITS OF MAGELLAN

IX. SANDY POINT TO LOTA BAY

X. CHILI

XI. SANTIAGO AND VALPARAISO

XII. VALPARAISO TO TAHITI

XIII. THE SOUTH SEA ISLANDS

XIV. AT TAHITI

XV. TAHITI TO SANDWICH ISLANDS KILAUEA BY DAY AND BY NIGHT

XVI. HAWAIIAN SPORTS

XVII. HONOLULU DEPARTURE FOR JAPAN

XVIII. HONOLULU TO YOKOHAMA

XIX. YOKOHAMA

XX. KIOTO, LATE MIACO

XXI. THE INLAND SEA

XXII. TO CANTON UP THE PEARL RIVER

XXIII. FROM MACAO TO SINGAPORE

XXIV. SINGAPORE

XXV. CEYLON

XXVI. TO ADEN

XXVII. VIA SUEZ CANAL

XXVIII. 'HOME'

APPENDIX

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

WOODCUTS IN TEXT.

CAPE BRASSEY: SMYTH'S SOUND

PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR

SUNSET ON SOUTHAMPTON WATER

NEARLY OVERBOARD

THE DERELICT 'CAROLINA' LADEN WITH PORT WINE

OUR FIRST VIEW OF MADEIRA

MADEIRA FISH CARRIER

A COZY CORNER

A PALM TREE IN A GARDEN, OROTAVA, TENERIFFE

TARAFAL BAY, ST. ANTONIO

FATHER NEPTUNE

HIS DOCTOR (CROSSING THE LINE)

LULU AND HER PUPPIES

VESPERS

BOTAFOGO BAY

THE SLAVE VILLAGE, FAZENDA, SANTA ANNA

THE THREE NAVIGATORS

PRAIRIE DOGS AND OWLS

DEVIL'S HORNS

LA CALERA

INDIANS AT AZUL

LASSOING HORSES

'MONKSHAVEN' ON FIRE

SHIPWRECKED CREW COMING ON BOARD

FUEGIAN WEAPONS

FUEGIAN BOW AND ARROWS

PIN FOR FASTENING CLOAK, MADE FROM A DOLLAR BEATEN OUT

FUEGIAN BOAT AND OARS

BARTERING WITH FUEGIANS

THORNTON PEAKS

GLACIERS, SNOWY SOUND

UNFIT BAY

TWO PEAKED MOUNTAIN

INDIAN REACH

CATCHING CAPE PIGEONS IN THE GULF OF PEÑAS

CHILIANS WAITING FOR THE TRAIN

A FELLOW PASSENGER

BATHS OF CAUQUENES

UP THE VALLEY TOWARDS THE ANDES

CACTI OF THE CORDILLERA

HUASSO HUTS

HUASSO OF CHILI

MORNING MASS AT SANTIAGO

WHAT MAKES HORSES GO IN CHILI

JUVENILE SCRUBBERS

CONVERSATION AT SEA

INSCRIPTION FROM EASTER ISLAND

TATAKOTOROA OR CLARKE ISLAND

GOING UP THE MAST IN A CHAIR

CHILDREN LOOKING UP

OUR FIRST LANDING IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC, HAO OR BOW ISLAND

MAITEA

MAITEAN BOATMAN

QUARANTINE ISLAND, PAPEETE

UNDER THE TREES, PAPEETE

CHÆTODON TRICOLOR

CHÆTODON PLAGMANCE

WATERFALL AT FAATAUA

A TAHITIAN LADY

TROPIC FEATHERS

CHÆTODON BESANTII

TATTOO IN THE TROPICS

FEATHER NECKLACE

WAR NECKLACE

ANCIENT WAR MASKS AND COSTUMES FROM THE MUSEUM AT HONOLULU

CHALCEDON IMPERATOR

FEATHERED CLOAK AND HELMETS

THE PALI OAHU

ZEUS CILIARIS

AMATEUR NAVIGATION

LITTLE REDCAP

JAPANESE BOATS

FUJIYAMA, JAPAN

A DRAG ACROSS THE SAND IN A JINRIKISHA

INOSHIMA BY A JAPANESE ARTIST

JAPANESE BOATMAN

FACSIMILE OF OUR LUNCHEON BILL

A FAMILY GROUP

WAYSIDE TRAVELLERS

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