The Voyage of the "Wanderer,": From the Journals and Letters of C. and S. Lambert

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Macmillan and Company, 1883 - Voyages and travels - 335 pages
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Page 51 - ... that if you tickle it with a hoe it will laugh with a harvest.
Page 141 - Their life seems as near an approach to communism as it is possible to conceive, the communistic principle being apparently carried into their marriage customs. If one of them was smoking, you only had to wait for a few minutes to see the pipe or cigarette passed round the whole group.
Page 244 - We only took a passing look at the beautiful things we saw—bronzes, lacquer, china, silks, embroidered dresses, and having called on our consul. trotted back to the landing-place at half-past four. "We were guided by Mr. Welsh, whose services we were lucky in securing during our stay in Yokohama, Yeddo and the neighbourhood; he is a most excellent guide and adviser, having a good knowledge of the Japanese language, and being very active, obliging, and trustworthy.
Page 184 - ... octopus to carry him on his head to a more secure dwelling-place, with promises of cocoa-nuts in return for safe carriage, not only forgot to pay his passage, but having felt ill on the voyage behaved in anything but a nice manner ; these facts so rankled in the hearts of the octopuses that they are quite unable to resist making an onslaught on a bait which combines the elements of both rat and nut.
Page 121 - I was getting into bed, and hearing the steam-whistle blow, and feeling the speed of the ship reduced, I went on deck to see what was the cause ; turning afterwards to go below, just as the ship gave a sudden lurch, my feet slipped from under me, and I came down heavily. It was some time before I could get my breath, and I felt that I must be badly hurt as I was in a...
Page 184 - ... warm friends, but a rat, on a volcanic island that was suddenly found to be sinking below the surface of the water, having called in an octopus to carry him on his head to a more secure...
Page ix - THE following pages are compiled from the Diary kept by Mr. Lambert during the voyage of the Wanderer, and the Letters written by Mrs. Lambert to friends at home, but, for convenience' sake, the whole narrative has been put into the mouth of Mr. Lambert. The editor desires to acknowledge with gratitude the assistance he has received from Mr. Wetherall's letters, which have also been placed at his disposal. Book-making has not been attempted, nor have guide books or other works of reference been consulted.

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