THE BOY TRAVELLERS IN THE FAR EAST.
SIGHTS AND SCENES IN CALCUTTA.
SEVERAL miles below Calcutta the river widens into Garden Reach, an expanse of water that is comparatively straight, and where both banks of the stream are so richly clad in tropical verdure as to suggest the name of garden to the early-comers. The first buildings of importance are the structures composing the palace of the King of Oude; they
river scene below calcutta.
are on the east bank of the river, and the buildings and the walls that surround them are of a dazzling whiteness, which the captain of the