THE VOYAGE TO SIAM
two Persons well skill'd in the Siamish, Malayan, and several other Eastern Languages had a public audience of the Berklam, as Lord High Chancellor and Director of foreign affairs, in order to deliver the Letters, and
Fig. 4. A Prow, or boat, such as the Siamites use at their funerals.
Presents, we had brought over on board our Ship for his ^ajesty and him. The Captain of our Ship, and I, were likewise admitted to it. The day of the audience between seven and nine in the morning there came over to our Factory four Operas, or Mandarins of the second rank to