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earth which covered it. On the day that I was on that lovely little island of Enoshima in the Pacific there were four deaths from the plague, which was rampant there, and during the few hours that I was at Canton there were some 15,000 insurgents outside waiting an opportunity to storm the city. I am glad that I did not know of either risk, for had I not gone to these places I should have missed one of the gems which Japan has to offer, and one of the most fascinating of China's cities. Some of the miscreants who attempted to blow up the train between Canton and Kowloon were captured, tried and summarily executed within a week of the perpetration of the outrage.
It is a delightful night with a perpetual play of lightning on the horizon.
Saturday, November 30.aAt midnight we were at anchor in Singapore Bay, and by 7 a.m. we had come alongside the wharf in Keppel Harbour.
Yesterday morning I hear that they had here one of the heaviest short showers ever known. At the St. Andrew's ball last night, which was attended by eight hundred at A3 per ticket, and where they had a procession of bagpipes, haggis and whiskeyaa rather good story was told. " What a pity," said a Scot to his partner, a newly-married bride, " that a nice, pretty young giri iike yOU should have married a Chinaman." " Whatever will you think of my sister, then ? " was her reply, " She's married a Scotsman! "
It was amusing to see the crowd of coolies on the wharf scramble for the oranges which occasionally rol!ed out of packages as they were landed from theIt was amusing to see the crowd of coolies on the wharf scramble for the oranges which occasionally rol!ed out of packages as they were landed from the