CONTENTSCHAPTER I.PAGEThe Borneo Hunters and Explorers 1CHAPTER II.A Voyage Up the Sarawak River 10CHAPTER III.Something About Borneo and Its People 19CHAPTER IV.A Speculation in Crocodiles 29CHAPTER V.A Hundred and Eight Feet of Crocodile 39CHAPTERMoreCONTENTSCHAPTER I.PAGEThe Borneo Hunters and Explorers 1CHAPTER II.A Voyage Up the Sarawak River 10CHAPTER III.Something About Borneo and Its People 19CHAPTER IV.A Speculation in Crocodiles 29CHAPTER V.A Hundred and Eight Feet of Crocodile 39CHAPTER VI.The Voyage Up the Sadong To Simujan 48CHAPTER VII.A Spirited Battle With Orang-outangs 58CHAPTER VIII.[x]A Performance of Very Agile Gibbons 67CHAPTER IX.A Visit to a Dyak Long-House 77CHAPTER X.The Manners and Customs of the Dyaks 87CHAPTER XI.Steamboating through a Great Forest 96CHAPTER XII.A Formidable Obstruction removed 106CHAPTER XIII.The Captains Astounding Proposition 115CHAPTER XIV.Down the Simujan and up the Sarawak 125CHAPTER XV.On the Voyage to Point Cambodia 134CHAPTER XVI.An Exciting Race in the China Sea 143CHAPTER XVII.The End of the Voyage to Bangkok 153CHAPTER XVIII.Louiss Double-Dinner Argument 163CHAPTER XIX.[xi]A Hasty Glance at Bangkok 172CHAPTER XX.A View of Cochin-China and Siam 181CHAPTER XXI.On the Voyage To Saigon 191CHAPTER XXII.In the Dominions of the French 201CHAPTER XXIII.A Lively Evening at the Hotel 211CHAPTER XXIV.Tonquin and Sights in Cholon 221CHAPTER XXV.Several Hilarious Frolics 231CHAPTER XXVI.The Voyage across the China Sea 241CHAPTER XXVII.Some Account of the Philippines 250CHAPTER XXVIII.The Description of an Earthquaky City 260CHAPTER XXIX.Going on Shore in Manila 270CHAPTER XXX.[xii]Excursions on Shore and up the Pasig 280CHAPTER XXXI.Half a Lecture on Chinese Subjects 290CHAPTER XXXII.The Continuation of the Lecture 300CHAPTER XXXIII.The Conclusion of the Lecture 310CHAPTER XXXIV.Sight-seeing in Hong-Kong and Canton 321CHAPTER XXXV.Shang-Hai and the Yang-tsze-Chiang 332CHAPTER XXXVI.The Walls and Temples of Pekin 342---THE BORNEO HUNTERS AND EXPLORERSThe Guardian-Mother, attended by the Blanche, had conveyed the tourists, in their voyage all over the world, to Sarawak, the capital of a rajahship on the north-western coast of the island of Borneo.
The town is situated on both sides of a river of the same name, about eighteen miles from its mouths.The steamer on which was the pleasant home of the millionaire at eighteen, who was accompanied by his mother and a considerable party, all of whom have been duly presented to the reader in the former volumes of the series, lay in the middle of the river. The black smoke was pouring out of her smokestack, and the hissing steam indicated that the vessel was all ready to go down the river to the China Sea.
Her anchor had been hove up, and the pilot was in the pilot-house waiting for the commander to strike the gong in the engine-room to start the screw.Just astern of the Guardian-Mother was a very trim and beautiful steam-launch, fifty feet in length.