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Further East Than Asia: A Romantic Adventure (Classic Reprint)

Excerpt from Further East Than Asia: A Romantic AdventureBalancing himself against the rail of the poop, yet within the shadow of the awning, the young man in the white duck suit and the solah topee helmet was inscribing - the word "inscribing" suited the quaint fastidiousness with which he wielded his pencil - a sentence upon a rather dog-eared scribbling-tablet."This is to certify" (he wrote) "that Captain Sibthorpe, of the steamship Orpheus, has conveyed me to thablet."This is to certify" (he wrote) "that Captain Sibthorpe, of the steamship Orpheus, has conveyed me to the island of Pulo. I have taken observations, and, comparing my results with the chart, I am satisfied that the land now on our port bow is the said island.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works. read more