Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey to Ceylon and India With descriptions of Borneo, the Philippine Islands and Burmah
The Boy Travellers in the Far East
ADVENTURES OF TWO YOUTHS IN A JOURNEY
CEYLON AND INDIA
WITH DESCRIPTIONS OF BORNEO, THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS
THOMAS W. KNOX
"THE YOUNG NIMRODS" "CAMP-FIRE AND COTTON-FIELD" "OVERLAND THROUGH ASIA"
"UNDERGROUND" "JOHN" "HOW TO TRAVEL" ETC.
HARPER & BROTHERS, FRANKLIN SQUARE
to Act of Congress, in the year 1881, by
HARPER & BROTHERS,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
All rights reserved.
This volume completes the series of "The Boy Travellers in the FarEast." It attempts to describe Ceylon and India, together with Borneo,the Philippine Islands, and Burmah, in the same manner that thepreceding volumes gave an account of Japan, China, Siam, Java,Cochin-China, Cambodia, and the Malay Archipelago.
Frank and Fred have continued their journey under the guidance of DoctorBronson, and the plan of their travels is identical with that previouslyfollowed. The words of the last preface may be repeated in this: "Theincidents of the narrative were mainly the experiences of the author ata 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 ofCeylon, India, Burmah, and the Philippine Islands as they appear to-day,and trusts that the only fiction of the book is in the names of theindividuals who tell the story."
As in the foregoing volumes, the narrative has been interruptedoccasionally, in order to introduce matters of general interest tojuvenile readers. The author hopes that the chapters on meteors,sea-serpents, and outrigger boats will meet the same welcome that wasaccorded to the episode of a whaling voyage, in the first volume, andthe digressions concerning naval architecture, submarine explorations,and the adventures of Marco Polo, in the second.
The publishers have kindly allowed the use of illustrations that haveappeared in previous publications, in addition to those speciallyprepared for this volume. The author has consulted the works of previoustravellers in the Far East to supplement his own information, and isunder obligations to several of them. As in the last volume, he isspecially indebted to Mr. Frank Vincent, Jr., author of "The Land of theWhite Elephant," for his descriptions of Burmah, and for the use ofseveral of the engravings relative to that country. Other authoritieshave been generally credited in the text of the work, or in foot-notesto the pages where quotations are made.
In their departure from Bombay, Frank and Fred have left the Far Eastbehind them; but, as they are yet a long way from home, they can hardlybe said to have finished their travels. It is quite possible that theymay be heard from again, in the company of their good friend, theDoctor, and may allow us, as they have heretofore, to glance at theirletters to friends at home.
T. W. K.
|CHAPTER I.||Departure from Java.—Voyage to Borneo.|
|CHAPTER II.||An Excursion in Borneo.—Story of Rajah Brooke.|
|CHAPTER III.||Arrival at Manilla.—First Day on Shore.|
|CHAPTER IV.||An Evening Promenade.—Village Life near Manilla.|
|CHAPTER V.||An Excursion to the Interior.—Buffaloes and Agriculture.|
|CHAPTER VI.||Hunting in Luzon.—Crocodiles and Great Snakes.|
|CHAPTER VII.||Hunting the Deer and Wild Boar.—Results of the Chase.|
|CHAPTER VIII.||Shooting Bats and Iguanas.—Visiting the Hot Springs.|
|CHAPTER IX.||An Excursion among the Mountains.—Return to Manilla.—An Earthquake.|
|CHAPTER X.||From Manilla to Singapore, and up the Straits of Malacca.—A Day at Pulo Penang.|
|CHAPTER XI.||Shooting-Stars and their Character.—A Remarkable Voyage.|
|CHAPTER XII.||First Day in Burmah.—The Golden Pagoda.|
|CHAPTER XIII.||A Voyage up the Irrawaddy.—Scenes on the Great River.|
|CHAPTER XIV.||Up the Irrawaddy.—Mandalay.—Audience with the King of Burmah.|
|CHAPTER XV.||Leaving Burmah.—Capturing a Sea-Snake.—Stories of the Sea-Serpent.|
|CHAPTER XVI.||Arrival in Ceylon.—Cingalese Boats.—Precious Stones of the East.|
|CHAPTER XVII.||Sights in Point de Galle.—Overland to Colombo.|
|CHAPTER XVIII.||Sights in Colombo.—Railway Journey to Kandy.|
|CHAPTER XIX.||Around Kandy.—Botanical Gardens and Coffee Plantations.—Adventures with Snakes.|
|CHAPTER XX.||Travelling in Ceylon.—Encounter with a Buffalo.—From Kandy to Newera-Ellia.|
|CHAPTER XXI.||Scenery at Newera-Ellia.—Ascent of Adam's Peak.|
|CHAPTER XXII.||From Ceylon to India.—A Marine Entertainment.—The Story of Robinson Crusoe.|
|CHAPTER XXIII.||Sights in Pondicherry.—The French East Indies.—Voyage to Madras.|
|CHAPTER XXIV.||Sights and Scenes in Madras.—The Indian Famine.|
|CHAPTER XXV.||From Madras to Calcutta.—The Temple and Car of Juggernaut.|
|CHAPTER XXVI.||Sights and Scenes in Calcutta.|
|CHAPTER XXVII.||Calcutta, Continued.—Departure for Benares.|
|CHAPTER XXVIII.||Northward by Rail.—Opium Culture.—Arrival at Benares.|
|CHAPTER XXIX.||Sights in Benares.—The Monkey Temple.—Sarnath.—Buddhism.|
|CHAPTER XXX.||Benares to Lucknow.—Sights in the Capital of Oude.—The Relief of Lucknow.|
|CHAPTER XXXI.||Lucknow to Cawnpore and Agra.—Taj Mahal and Futtehpoor Sikra.|
|CHAPTER XXXII.||In and Around Delhi.—Departure for Simla and the Himalayas.|
|CHAPTER XXXIII.||From Umballah to Simla.—Excursion among the Himalayas.|
|CHAPTER XXXIV.||Hunting-Scenes in India.—Pursuit of the Tiger on Foot and with Elephants.|
|CHAPTER XXXV.||From Simla to Allahabad and Bombay.—A Great Hindoo Festival.—Castes.|
|CHAPTER XXXVI.||A Short History of India.—The Sepoy Mutiny.—Present Condition of the Army in India.|
|CHAPTER XXXVII.||Bombay.—The Towers of Silence.—Caves of Elephanta.—Farewell to India.|