Following the Equator: A Journey around the World - Vol. 2

Following the Equator: A Journey around the World - Vol. 2

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Following the Equator: A Journey around the World - Vol. 2

Following the Equator: A Journey around the World - Vol. 2

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To succeed in the other trades, capacity must be shown; In the law, concealment of it will do.--Pudd'nhead Wilson New Calender .

MONDAY, December 23, 1895 . Sailed from Sydney for Ceylon in the P. & O. steamer Oceana . A Lascar crew mans this ship--the first I have seen. White cotton petticoat and pants; barefoot; red shawl for belt; straw cap, brimless, on head, with red scarf wound around it; complexion a rich dark brown; short straight black hair; whis kers fine and silky; lustrous and intensely black. Mild, good faces; willing and obedient people; capable, too; but are said to go into hopeless panics when there is danger. They are from Bombay and the coast thereabouts. . . . Left some of the trunks in Sydney, to be shipped to South Africa by a vessel advertised to sail three months hence. The proverb says: "Separate not yourself from your baggage." . . . This Oceana is a stately big ship, luxuriously appointed. She has spacious promenade decks. Large rooms; a surpassingly comfortable ship. The . . .

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