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Chap. XIV.] MONG-KONG. A FAIRY SCENE.
boatmen do not belong to the latter category; as the Canton boatmen are, I believe, better oft than others. Their chow, or food, which we saw in passing, often looked by no means bad; eleven hoursa work would make me relish it, I am sure ;athough I confess that a trial did not prepossess me in its favour!
On leaving Mong-kong, before day broke, I sat for some time on the deck, watching one of the most wonderful prospects it has been my lot to witness. Winding through a perfect maze of rugged and jagged rocks, and swirling rapids, the river here, close on a mile and a half wide, has the appearance of
VIEW NEAR MONG-KONG, WEST RIVLR.VIEW NEAR MONG-KONG, WEST RIVLR.