the Chinese Secretariat. Two passengers, young men, have come on board. One is a particularly bright, frank, high-spirited fellow. I am sorry that they leave us to-morrow at Pinang.
"Jennie" found her way down the skylight of the cabin of the second mate. Riot Act read !
Thursday, December 5.aThe Port Swettenham
mosquito is the worst brandi Capt. M- has
brought some crocodiles' eggs (blown) and turtles' eggs (to eat) on board. He tells us that the latter are eaten raw or after boiling for twenty minutes. Their shell is soft and flexible. The crocodiles' eggs look like geese eggs but with more flattened ends. I wonder what an omelette made of them would taste like!
Pinang is only 224 miles away from Port Swetten-ham, and at 12.30 we were alongside the wharf of Georgetown. It is very hot in the town. A German mail-boat, the Kleist, afforded no little diversion by the many unsuccessful attempts it made to pull up a* the wharf. It looks a fine ship, but Smallwood say5 that they are not nearly so strongly built as ours, and the necessary overhauling after a typhoon is very great. A large number of passengers are on board* In the evening I went all over her. She is well-fitte3 and apparently well-ordered.
After dinner Capt. B--, of the Circe, a very inter-
esting Scot, now engaged in the Sumatra tobacco trade, came aboard. He has done very good pioneer* ing work in Western Australia, especially about i,5AA miles north of Perth. He was the first Europeanesting Scot, now engaged in the Sumatra tobacco trade, came aboard. He has done very good pioneer* ing work in Western Australia, especially about i,5A A miles north of Perth. He was the first European