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A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINES

Thanks are due Messrs. Harper and Brothers and the editors of "The Criterion" and of "Everybody's Magazine" for permission to republish parts of the chapters on Sulu, Zamboanga, and Bongao, respectively.

A WOMAN'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE PHILIPPINES

ON A CABLE SHIP THAT LINKED TOGETHER THE STRANGE LANDS SEEN EN ROUTE.

By Florence Kimball Russel Author of "Born to the Blue" Etc.

Boston, L. C. Page and Company MDCCCCVII

Copyright, 1907 By L. C. Page & Company (Incorporated) Entered at Stationers' Hall, London All rights reserved

First Impression, June, 1907 Colonial Press

Electrotyped and Printed by C. H. Simonds & Co. Boston, U. S. A.

TO My Husband WITHOUT WHOSE INSPIRATION AND ENCOURAGEMENT THIS BOOK WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN WRITTEN

CONTENTS

I. Introductory Statements II. Dumaguete III. Misamis IV. Iligan V. Cagavan VI. Cebu VII. Zamboanga VIII. Sulu IX. Bongao X. Tampakan and the Home Stretch

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

The Belle of Bongao Laying a Shore End in a Philippine Coast Town "Until eventide the summer skies above us slept, as sid the summer seas below us" A Philippine Coast Town Dumaguete Diving for Articles Thrown from the Ship "Hard at work establishing an office in the town" "Two women beating clothes on the rocks of a little stream" Church and convento, Dumaguete The Old Fort at Misamis "The native band serenaded us" The Lintogup River A Misamis Belle Laying Cable from a Native Schooner A Street in Iligan Market day at Iligan "It was evident that he was a personage of no little importance" St. Thomas Church, Cebu Magellan's Chapel, Cebu Unloading Hemp at Cebu Grove of Palms near Cebu Ormoc Releasing the Buoy From the Cable in a Heavy Sea Quarters of the Commanding Officer, Zamboanga Officers' Quarters, Zamboanga A Street in Zamboanga Street Scene, Zamboanga native Bathing place, Zamboanga The Pier at Sulu Natives of Sulu Moro Houses, Tuli The Moro School for Boys, Sulu Chinese, Moro, and Visayan Children, Sulu Soldiers' Quarters, Bongao Natives of Bongao Toolawee Market day in a Moro Village A Group of Moros A Collection of Moro Weapons Pasacao

A Woman's Journey Through the Philippines

Chapter I

INTRODUCTORY STATEMENTS

Life on a cable ship would be a lotus eating dream were it not for the cable. But the cable, like the Commissariat cam u el in Mr. Kipling's "Oonts," is

" a devil an' a ostrich an' a orphan child in one."

Whether we are picking it up, or paying it out; whether it is lying inert, coil upon coil, in the tanks like some great gorged anaconda, or gliding along the propelling machinery into some other tank, or off into the sea at our bow or stern; whether the dynamometer shows its tension to be great or small; whether we are grappling for it, or underrunning it; whether it is a shore end to be landed, or a deep sea splice to be made, the cable is sure to develop most alarming symptoms, and some learned doctor must constantly sit in the testing room, his finger on the cable's pulse, taking its temperature from time to time as if it were a fractious child with a bad attack of measles, the eruption in this case being faults or breaks or leakages or kinks... Continue reading book >>




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