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A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam' by Annie Brassey

Transcriber's Notes:

1. The first page of Chapter VIII: the last line of text was partially missing, and a best guess was made on a few words.

2. Page 72: Typograpical error, 'nndertaking' changed to 'undertaking'.

3. Page 55, paragraph starting "Santa Anna", corrected 'past' to 'part'.

A VOYAGE IN THE 'SUNBEAM'

Our Home on fhe Ocean for Eleven Months

by

MRS. BRASSEY

Illustrated

Chicago: Belford, Clarke & Co.

1881

[Illustration: CAPE BRASSEY: SMYTHS SOUND]

DEDICATION

To the friends in many climes and countries, of the white and coloured races, and of every grade in society, who have made our year of travel a year of happiness, these pages are dedicated by the ever grateful Author

[Illustration: Portrait of the Author]

PREFACE.

This volume needs no elaborate preface. A general sketch of the voyage which it describes was published in the 'Times' immediately after our return to England. That letter is reprinted here as a convenient summary of the 'Sunbeam's' performances. But these prefatory lines would indeed be incomplete if they did not contain a well-deserved tribute to the industry and accuracy of the author. The voyage would not have been undertaken, and assuredly it would never have been completed, without the impulse derived from her perseverance and determination. Still less would any sufficient record of the scenes and experiences of the long voyage have been preserved had it not been for her painstaking desire not only to see everything thoroughly, but to record her impressions faithfully and accurately. The practised skill of a professional writer cannot reasonably be expected in these simple pages, but their object will have been attained if they are the means of enabling more home-keeping friends to share in the keen enjoyment of the scenes and adventures they describe.

THOMAS BRASSEY

[Illustration]

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER

I. FAREWELL TO OLD ENGLAND

II. MADEIRA, TENERIFFE, AND CAPE DE VERDE ISLANDS

III. PALMA TO RIO DE JANEIRO

IV. RIO DE JANEIRO

V. THE RIVER PLATE

VI. LIFE ON THE PAMPAS


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