THE LAND AND SEA BREEZES. 45
from one shore to the other. If pigs do this with ease, We need not be surprised that the tigers get over the old Singapore Strait to devour, on a low average, a man a day.
After a short stay at the Sakarang Fort, we dropped down the river to the deep anchorage at Pamutus, where we saw the bore coming up, and it was a pretty B%ht from our safe position. A crested wave spread from shore to shore, and rushed along with* inconceivable speed, to subsid as it approached deep water, to commence again at the sands with as great violence When it had passed us. At full and change, few native hoats escape which are caught on the shallows, but are rolled over and over, and the men are dashed breathless on the bank, few escaping with life.
With the ebb tide we fell down to the Lingga, and re-embarking in the Jolly Bachelor started for the ^outh, and in the evening set sail from the Batang kupar. Reclining on the deck in the bright moonlight, we had a discussion on Marsden's theory of the ^nd and sea breezes, and one of our party denied the correctness of the authority whom we looked upon as fcot to be challenged in all that relates to the Eastern ^chipelago. At midnight the land breeze commenced blowing, as the ocean does retain the heat longer than the land, and at midday the sea breeze set in, which carried us pleasantly onward, passing the mouths of the Seribas and Kalaka, to our anchorage in the noble river of Rejang. We did not triumph over our adver-Ba*y hut recommended him to study Marsden more carefully. On the bar at the entrance of this river at
ead low water, we had one cast which did not exceedead low water, we had one cast which did not exceed