On the equator
- De Windt, Harry
- Print Source:
- London: Cassell, Petter, Galpin, 1882
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. Our Plan of Travel. Outfitters. Journey to Marseilles. Departure. The Inevitable. Journey Out. Singapore. Leave for Kuching. The Aline. Talang Talang. The Sarawak River. Kuching. The Bazaar and company. Comfortable Quarters.Chapter II. Territory of Sarawak. History of the Country. Raja Brooke and Muda Hasim. Rebellions in Sarawak. Brooke proclaimed Raja. Chinese Insurrection. Military and Naval Establishment. Exports. Progress of Sarawak. Death of Sir James Brooke.Chapter III. Kuching. Society. The Club. Amusements. The Sarawak Gazette. The Bazaar. Health of Kuching. Life in Kuching. Rats. Preparations for Journey to the Matang Mountain.Chapter IV. Travel in Borneo. Travelling Boats. Leave for Matang. Our Crew. Alligators. Mosquitoes. Matang Bungalow. The Garden. Ascend the Mountain. The Waterfall. A Nasty Jump. View from the Summit. Snakes. Return to Kuching.Chapter V. The Rejang Residency. Wild Tribes of the Interior. Start for Rejang. Timber Ships. Sibu. Attack by Katibus. A Dinner Party. The Fireship. Kanowit. Jok. Kanowits Dwellings. Human Heads. Bones and Massa Johnson.Chapter VI. Leave Kanowit. Scenery. War Canoes. Arrive at Kapit. Wild Tribes. Kayan Burials. Head Feast. Lat. His Family. Tattooing. The Sumpitan. Kayan and Dyak War Dances. The Kok goo. The Bock Expedition to Central Borneo. Cannibalism. Return to Kuching.Chapter VII. Sport in Borneo. The Orang Utan. His Habits. Start for Sadong. A Rough Journey. Sadong. The Fort and Village. L Capsized. The Mines. Our Cook. The Abang. Start for Mias Ground. Our Hunt for Orang. Lost in the Forest. Leave for Sadong. An Uncomfortable Night. Small pox. Manangs. A Dyak Don Juan. Return to Kuching.Chapter VIII. Preparations for Departure. Leave Sarawak. A Squall. A Dutch Dinner. Batavia. Weltereoden. Life in Java. Buitenzorg. Koerapan. Dutch Soldiers. A Review. Modes of Execution in the Archipelago. The World Wide Circus. Return to Singapore. Leave for Europe. Gibraltar.