Reminiscences of Travel in Australia, America, and Egypt [NOOK Book]


CHAPTER I.—_At Sea_:—Early Troubles—Cabin’d, Cribb’d, 1
Confin’d—Travelling Companions—“Ordered Abroad by the
Doctor”—“In the Bay o’ Biscay O”—Ship Stewards—Racing
under Difficulties—A Selfish ...
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CHAPTER I.—_At Sea_:—Early Troubles—Cabin’d, Cribb’d, 1
Confin’d—Travelling Companions—“Ordered Abroad by the
Doctor”—“In the Bay o’ Biscay O”—Ship Stewards—Racing
under Difficulties—A Selfish Amusement—Musical
Discords—The Ship’s Newspaper—Our Ship goes too Fast—Why
Ship Captains are Tories—Ixion goes Mad—Burial at Sea—The
Parson “quite at Sea”—A Congregation Guaranteed—Look Out
for Sharks!—“Let the Soup pass, Sir”—The “Scarlet Lady.”
CHAPTER II.—_At Sea_:—“Working off the Dead Horse”—“Poor 21
Old Man!”—“May your Shadow never Grow Less!”—The “Blatant
Beast”—The “Generous” Gambler—A Fiery Celt—The “Classic”
Dolphin—“Get your Letters Ready”—“A Man of Peace
now”—Mixing his Degrees—Good enough for the
Colonies!—“Now Fridolin was a Pious Youth”—A Bootless
Errand—Cross Signals—Tristan d’Acunha—A Parson
Wanted—“The Rolling Forties”—A Hot January Morning.
CHAPTER III.—_In Victoria_:—The Black Death in 40
Melbourne—Melbourne—Education—A Caustic Smile—“All Work
and no Play”—“A New Way to Pay Old Debts”—“Happy Land” in
Victoria—“Hush! prohibited”—An Opening for
“Gentlemen”—“Hallelujah Claim”—The Black Spur—A
“Soafler”—Comforting the Widow—Hard
Fare—Pioneering—Lovely Marysville—The Five Deadly
Poisons—Back to Melbourne.
CHAPTER IV.—_In Tasmania_:—Cologn–ial Smells—Launceston—A 60
Tonsorial Palace—Harvest in February—The Land of
Snakes—Der Dichter spricht—“The Dangers of the
Seas”—“Sweet Vale of Avoca”—A Charming Village—Where’s
Falmouth?—A Lonely Burying-place—A Narrow
Escape—Snakes!—“Scotched, but not Killed”—“Acres many,
People few”—The Rabbit and the Thistle—Breaking the
Pledge—Hobart the Beautiful—Jericho to Jerusalem via
Bagdad—Farewell, Tasmania.
CHAPTER V.—_In New South Wales_:—Off to Sydney—“What d’ye 80
think of our Harbour?”—A “Southerly Buster”—Oysters on
Trees—A rather particular Couple—Mount Victoria—A
Tremendous Leap—A wicked Parrot—“Bail up”—The Laughing
Jackass—Let Sleeping Bull-dogs Lie—An Election in
Sydney—Beer and Bible—Through Wagga-Wagga—In the
Bush—Track-making—Sighing for Old England—“Tommy”—Albury
and Wodonga, a contrast—The Bush-rangers.
CHAPTER VI.—_In Australia_:—Victoria, Protection—The Dog 101
subsisting on its own Tail—Cabby over-rides the
Tramway—His Profit was not “quite enough”—Protection with
a Vengeance—“Quite right to Cheat the Government”—Free
Trade, New South Wales—A Genuine “Native Industry”—How
Population is attracted—A Prosperous Colony—Demand for
Agricultural Labourers—“Young Australia.”
CHAPTER VII.—_On the Pacific_:—Homeward Bound—Ten Months’ 113
Drought—Auckland—Fiji—Kandavu Harbour—A Fearful
Voice—Sharks and Dark Skins—Dropping a Day—A Colonial
Doctor—Man Overboard—Honolulu—A Square Meal—Dressmaking
in Honolulu—A “Brownie”—“Yes, for a Dollar”—A Plague of
Centipedes—A Bilious “Down-Easter”—Jefferson Brick,
Junior—“Mister”—“A Personal Favour!”—Through “The Golden
Gate”—Earning a Cent anyway.
CHAPTER VIII.—_In America_:—San Francisco—The Palace 135
Hotel—Chinese Washermen—The National Habit—Flats and
Sharps—Qualifications for a State Governor—
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016105932
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 12/16/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 188 KB

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