Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to Siam and Java With descriptions of Cochin-China, Cambodia, Sumatra and the Malay Archipelago
The Boy Travellers in the Far East
ADVENTURES OF TWO YOUTHS IN A JOURNEY
SIAM AND JAVA
WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF COCHIN-CHINA, CAMBODIA, SUMATRA AND THE MALAYARCHIPELAGO
THOMAS W. KNOX
AUTHOR OF "CAMP-FIRE AND COTTON-FIELD" "OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA""UNDERGROUND" "JOHN" ETC.
HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1880, by
HARPER & BROTHERS,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
The favorable reception accorded to "The Boy Travellers in Japan andChina" has led to the preparation of the present book.
Frank and Fred have continued their journey under the guidance of DoctorBronson, and the plan of their travels and observation is identical withthe one they followed through the Celestial Empire and the Land of theMikado. The incidents in the narrative were mainly the experiences ofthe author at a recent date; and the descriptions of countries, cities,temples, people, manners, and customs are nearly all from his personalobservations and notes. He has endeavored to give a faithful account ofSiam, Java, and the adjacent countries as they appear to-day, and truststhat the only fiction of the book is in the names of the individuals whotell the story.
In a few instances the narrative has been slightly interrupted, in orderto introduce matters of general interest to young readers. The detailsof the progress of naval architecture and the accounts of submarineoperations, together with the wonderful adventures of Marco Polo, may beclassed as digressions. It is hoped they will meet the same welcome thatwas accorded to the episode of a whaling voyage in the first record ofthe travels of Frank and Fred.
The publishers have kindly allowed the use of some illustrations thathave already appeared in their publications relative to the Far East, inaddition to those specially prepared for this volume. The author hasconsulted the works of previous travellers in the East to supplement hisown information, and to some of them he is under obligations. Especiallyis he indebted to Mr. Frank Vincent, Jr., author of that excellent andwell-known book, "The Land of the White Elephant," not only for detailsrespecting Cambodia and adjacent regions, but for some of the admirableengravings that adorn his volume. Other authorities are credited withthe text of their work or in foot-notes to the pages where quotationsare made.
The author is not aware that any book describing Siam, Java, CochinChina, Cambodia, and the Malay Archipelago, and especially addressed tothe young, has yet appeared. Consequently he hopes that this volume willmeet with as warm a welcome as was given to "The Boy Travellers in Japanand China," by adult as well as juvenile members of many familiesthroughout the United States.
T. W. K.
|CHAPTER I.||Departure from Hong-kong.|
|CHAPTER II.||Voyage to Saigon.—Arrival in Cochin China.|
|CHAPTER III.||Historical and Descriptive.—First Sights and Scenes in Anam.|
|CHAPTER IV.||A Wonderful Temple.—Ruins of Nagkon Wat and Angkor.|
|CHAPTER V.||Cambodia.—Its Capital and King.|
|CHAPTER VI.||Departure from Saigon.—Visiting a Chinese Junk.|
|CHAPTER VII.||The Wonderful Story of Marco Polo.|
|CHAPTER VIII.||Arrival in Siam.—First Day in Bangkok.|
|CHAPTER IX.||Temples at Bangkok.—The Founder of Buddhism.|
|CHAPTER X.||Ascending the Menam, from Bangkok to Ayuthia.|
|CHAPTER XI.||Visiting the Prince of the Elephants.—Ayuthia.—Something about Crocodiles.|
|CHAPTER XII.||Stories of Elephant-hunting.—Scenes of the Chase.|
|CHAPTER XIII.||Bang-pa-in to Bangkok.—Studies in Natural History and Botany.|
|CHAPTER XIV.||The King in his State Barge.—Betel and Tobacco.|
|CHAPTER XV.||Women, Hair-cutting, and Slavery.|
|CHAPTER XVI.||Cremation in Siam.—Trade, Taxes, and Birds.|
|CHAPTER XVII.||Presentation to the King.—Dinner at the Palace.|
|CHAPTER XVIII.||The White Elephant.—Visit to the Second King of Siam.|
|CHAPTER XIX.||Leaving Siam.—Life under the Ocean Wave.|
|CHAPTER XX.||Light under Water.—Pearl-fishing and Turtle-hunting.|
|CHAPTER XXI.||Incidents of a Sea-voyage.—Singapore.|
|CHAPTER XXII.||Sights and Scenes in Singapore.|
|CHAPTER XXIII.||Crossing the Equator.—Adventure with Malay Pirates.|
|CHAPTER XXIV.||Sumatra and its Peculiarities.—Snakes and Orang-outangs.|
|CHAPTER XXV.||Arrival in Java.—Sights and Scenes in Batavia.|
|CHAPTER XXVI.||Batavia to Buitenzorg.—Tropical Scenes.—Birds of Paradise.|
|CHAPTER XXVII.||A Chapter on Political Economy.—The Dutch Culture System in Java.|
|CHAPTER XXVIII.||Rice Culture in Java.—Military and Social Matters.|
|CHAPTER XXIX.||A Post Ride in Java.—From Buitenzorg to Bandong.|
|CHAPTER XXX.||Visiting a Tea Plantation.—Preparation of Tea.|
|CHAPTER XXXI.||Eastern Java, Lombock, Timor, and the Aru Islands.|
|CHAPTER XXXII.||Wanderings in the Malay Archipelago.—Good-bye.|