Mysterious Japan

Mysterious Japan

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Mysterious Japan

Mysterious Japan

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Far lie the Isles of Mystery,
With never a port between;
Green on the yellow of Asia's breast,
Like a necklace of tourmaline.

CHAPTER I

A Day Goes Overboard--A Sunday Schism--A Desert
Island--Water, Water Everywhere--Men with Tails--
Anecdotes of the Emperor of Korea--Korean Reforms--Cured
by Brigands--The Man who Went to Florida--The Black
Current--While Cliffs and Coloured Sails--Fuji Ahoy!

A PECULIAR ocean, the Pacific. A large and lonely ocean with few ships and many rutty spots that need mending. Ploughing westward over its restless surface for a week, you come to the place where East meets West with a bump that dislocates the calendar. It is as though a date-pad in your hand were knocked to pieces and the days distributed about the deck. You pick them up and reassemble them, but one is missing. Poor little lost day! It became entangled with the 180th meridian and was dragged overboard never to be seen again.

With us, aboard the admirable Kashima Maru, the . . .

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