Image from page 416 of “A Californian circling the globe” (1904)
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Title: A Californian circling the globe
Year: 1904 (1900s)
Authors: Fuller, Henry. [from old catalog]
Subjects: Voyages and travels
Publisher: Los Angeles, Cal., Nazarene publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress
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stormtypes of clouds, now lying in brilliant folds against the sky,now all aglow with the lightnings lurid glare, now dotted ingolden light and over all—.these dreamy, languid, tropicalskies, where each beat of natures pulse is full of inspirationand poetry. We were sailing through the Malacca Straits,another great ocean gateway used by the ships of all na-tions. On Friday, January 23rd, we entered the port ofSingapore, only about fifty miles north of the equator. Justa narrow entrance, then turning to the east we are at the ex-treme southern part of Asia. Only by courtesy could we callthe time of year midwinter, as I never saw such humid, torridheat before. Every afternoon of our three days stay inSingapore heavy showers gathered and fell. It rains nearlyevery day in the year in Singapore. The city has a popula-tion almost equal to San Francisco. Every nation on theglobe has representatives there. Most Of the business is doneby Chinamen, who are real money-makers, wherever they can
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OX-CART YOKOHAMA INDIA, CHINA AND JAPAN. 317 find a stable government. The many wharves, covered withlarge warehouses, present an animated appearance, withseveral large steamers loading and unloading products toand from, every country in the world. Europeans and Amer-icans who reside there are very pallid in their countenances,as this extreme heat is enervating. With the native Ma-lays they bask in the sun. Clothing does not bother themmuch; any place at night is warm and comfortable enoughto sleep in, and there is fruit and nuts to eat just for thegathering, a veritable lazy child of the tropics. The blackpepper of commerce is grown in this vicinity. Truly we wereglad when our ship sailed out of these straits into the Chinasea toward Hong Kong, where we found a brisk northeastmonsoon wind blowing a cooling breeze from the broadPacific. Up the length of the China sea we sailed dayafter day, out of sight of any land, each day getting shorterand cooler, until on the morning of February
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