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C ON TENT'S OF WOL. III.

CHAPTER XXXVIII.

Torres Straits—Death of a Sailor at Sea—Bay of Batavia—Mr. Medhurst, Missionary in Java–Chinese in Batavia—Malays—Hospital—Visit to the Dutch Governor of Java–Appearance of the Country—Willage of Baitenzorg–Premises and Hospitality of the Governor—Picture of Buonaparte—Christian Village—Journey to Samarang—a Javanese Prince—Suspension and Floating Bridges—Volcanic Mountains—Tiger-traps—Cemeteries— Marvellous Story—Revellers—Method of frightening Birds from Rice-fields—Buffaloes—Mr. Brockener, Baptist Missionary—Chinese Temple and Priests—Visit to Solo—A Grandee..........

CHAPTER XXXIX.

Arrival at Solo—Description of that City—Enormous Cannon– Emperor going to the Mosque—Deputation introduced to the Emperor—Ceremonies and Amusements in the Palace—Sumptuous Repast—“God save the King”—Reflections—Samarang— A Cavern—A Grotto—Cheangor—Upas Tree—Return to Batavia —An Incident—Mr. Deering—Coffin Dealers—Javanese New Testament—Chinese School—Origin and Progress of an Insurrection—Idol Temple—Mahommedan Superstition—Chinese Block-printing—Rice-food—Chinese Festival—A peculiar Willage—The Javanese and their Masters—English highly esteemed —Feeble Effects of Religion in Java–Tradition respecting

CHAPTER XL.

Passage to Singapore—Circumstances of that Place—Hinderances to the Gospel—Preparation of Sago—The Camphor-dealer—Ludicrous Mistake of a China-lad—Mission-ground—Undecipherable Inscription—Voyage to Macao—Lord’s Day—Appearance of the Island—Chinese Pagoda—Statistical Notices—Idol-worshippers—Cave of Camoens—Ancient Nunnery—Crippled Feet of Chinese Ladies—Portuguese Papists—Tea-plantations—Pearlshell Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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CHAPTER LIII.

CHAPTER LIV.

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