Sailing Alone around the World

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Sailing Alone around the World

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Table of Contents

CHAPTER I
A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities 1 (10)
- Youthful fondness for the sea - Master of
the ship Northern Light - Loss of the
Aquidneck - Return home from Brazil in the
canoe Liberdade - The gift of a " ship "- The
rebuilding of the Spray - Conundrums in
regard to finance and calking - The launching
of the Spray
CHAPTER II
Failure as a fisherman - A voyage around the 11 (12)
world projected - From Boston to Gloucester -
Fitting out for the ocean voyage - Half of a
dory for a ship's boat The run from
Gloucester to Nova Scotia - A shaking up in
home waters - Among old friends
CHAPTER III
Good-by to the American coast - Off Sable 23 (14)
Island in a fog - In the open sea - The man
in the moon takes an interest in the voyage -
The first fit of loneliness - The Spray
encounters La Vaguisa -A bottle of wine from
the Spaniard- A bout of words with the
captain of the Java - The steamship Olympia
spoken - Arriva! at the Azores
CHAPTER IV
Equally weather in the Azores - High living - 37 (13)
Delirious from cheese and plums - The pilot
of the Pinta - At Gibraltar - Compliments
exchanged with the British navy A picnic on
the Morocco shore
CHAPTER V
Sailing from Gibraltar with the assistance of 50 (15)
her Majesty's tug - The Spray's course
changed from the Suez Canal to Cape Horn -
Chased by a Moorish pirate - A comparison
with Columbus -The Canary Islands -The Cape
Verde Islands - Sea fife - Arrival at
Pernambuco - A bill against the Brazilian
government - Preparing for the stormy weather
of the cape
CHAPTER VI
Departure from Rio de Janeiro - The Spray 65 (14)
ashore on the sands of Uruguay - A narrow
escape from shipwreck - The boy who found a
sloop - The Spray floated but somewhat
damaged - Courtesies from the British consul
at Maldonado - A warm greeting at Montevideo
- An excursion to Buenos Aires - Shortening
the mast and bowsprit
CHAPTER VII
Weighing anchor at Buenos Aires - An outburst 79 (19)
of emotion at the mouth of the Plate -
Submerged by a great wave - A stormy entrance
to the strait - Captain Samblich'a happy gift
of a bag of carpet-tacks - Off Cape Froward -
Chased by Indians from Fortescue Bay - A
miss-shot for " Black Pedro"- Taking in
supplies of wood and water at Three Island
Cove - Animal life
CHAPTER VIII
From Cape Pillar into the Pacific - Driven by 98 (12)
a tempest toward Cape Horn - Captain Slocum's
greatest sea adventure - Reaching the strait
again by way of Cockburn Channel - Some
savages find the carpet-tacks -Danger from
firebrands - A series of fierce williwaws -
Again sailing westward
CHAPTER IX
Repairing the Spray's sails - Savages and an 110(16)
obstreperous anchor- A spider-fight - An
encounter with Black Pedro - A visit to the
steamship Colombia - On the defensive against
a fleet of canoes - A record of voyages
through the strait - A chance cargo of tallow
CHAPTER X
Running to Port Angosto in a snow-storm - A 126(12)
defective sheet-rope places the Spray in
peril - The Spray as a target for a Fuegian
arrow - The island of Alan Err兤 -Again in
the open Pacific - The run to the island of
Juan Fernandez - An absentee king - At
Robinson Crusoe's anchorage
CHAPTER XI
The islanders of Juan Fernandez entertained 138(12)
with Yankee doughnuts - The beauties of
Robinson Crusoe's realm -The mountain
monument to Alexander Selkirk - Robinson
Crusoe's cave - A stroll with the children of
the island - Westward ho! with a friendly
gale - A month's free sailing with the
Southern Cross and the sun for guides -
Sighting the Marquesas - Experience in
reckoning
CHAPTER XII
Seventy-two days without a port - Whales and 150(14)
birds- A peep into the Spray's galley -
Flying-fish for breakfast - A welcome at Apia
- A visit from Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson -
At Vailima - Samoan hospitality - Arrested
for fast riding- An amusing merry-go-round
-Teachers and pupils of Papauta College - At
the mercy of sea-nymphs
CHAPTER XIII
Samoan royalty - King Malietoa - Good-by to 164(16)
friends at Vailima - Leaving Fiji to the
south - Arrival at Newcastle, Australia - The
yachts of Sydney - A ducking on the Spray -
Commodore Foy presents the sloop with a new
suit of sails - On to Melbourne - A shark
that proved to be valuable - A change of
course - The " Rain of Blood " - In Tasmania
CHAPTER XIV
A testimonial from a lady - Cruising round 180(14)
Tasmania The skipper delivers his first
lecture on the voyage - Abundant provisions -
An inspection of the Spray for safety at
Devonport - Again at Sydney - Northward bound
for Torres Strait - An amateur shipwreck -
Friends on the Australian coast -- Perils of
a coral sea
CHAPTER XV
Arrival at Port Denson, Queensland - A 194(16)
lecture - Reminiscences of Captain Cook
-Lecturing for charity at Cooktown - A happy
escape from a coral reef - Home Island,
Sunday Island, Bird Island - An American
pearl-fisherman Jubilee at Thursday Island -
A new ensign for the Spray - Booby Island -
Across the Indian Ocean - Christmas Island
CHAPTER XVI
A call for careful navigation- Three hours' 210(16)
steering in twenty-three days - Arrival at
the Keeling Cocos Islands -A curious chapter
of social history - A welcome from the
children of the islands - Cleaning and
painting the Spray on the beach - A
Mohammedan blessing for a pot of jam -
Keeling as a paradise - A risky adventure in
a small boat - Away to Rodriguez - Taken for
Antichrist - The governor calms the fears of
the people - A lecture -A convent in the hills
CHAPTER XVII
A clean bill of health at Mauritius Sailing 226(14)
the voyage over again in the opera-house - A
newly discovered plant named in honor of the
Spray's skipper A party of young ladies out
for a sail - A bivouac on deck - A warm
reception at Durban - A friendly
cross-examination by Henry M. Stanley - Three
wise Boers seek proof of the flatness of the
earth - Leaving South Africa
CHAPTER XVIII
Rounding the "Cape of Storms" in olden time - 240(12)
A rough Christmas - The Spray ties up for a
three months' rest at Cape Town - A railway
trip to the Transvaal -President Kruger's odd
definition of the Spray's voyage - His terse
sayings - Distinguished guests on the Spray -
Cocoanut fiber as a padlock - Courtesies from
the almiral of the Queen's navy- Off for St.
Helena - Land in sight
CHAPTER XIX
In the isle of Napoleon's exile - Two 252(11)
lectures - A guest in the ghost-room at
Plantation House - An excursion to historic
Longwood - Coffee in the husk, and a goat to
shell it - The Spray's ill luck with animals
- A prejudice against small dogs - A rat, the
Boston spider, and the cannibal
cricket-Ascension Island
CHAPTER XX
In the favoring current off Cape St. Roque, 263(9)
Brazil - Ali at sea regarding the
Spanish-American war - An exchange of signals
with the battle-ship Oregon - Off Dreyfus's
prison on Devil's Island - Reappearance to
the Spray of the north star - The light on
Trinidad -A charming introduction to Grenada
- Talks to friendly auditors
CHAPTER XXI
Clearing for home - In the calm belt - A sea 272(11)
covered with sargasso - The jibstay parts in
a gale -Welcomed by a tornado off Fire Island
-A change of plan - Arrival at Newport - End
of a cruise of over forty-six thousand miles
- The Spray again at Fairhaven
APPENDIX
LINES AND SAIL PLAN OF THE "SPRAY"
Her pedigree so far as known - The lines of 283
the Spray Her self-steering qualities -
Sail-plan and steering-gear - An
unprecedented feat - A final word of cheer
to would-be navigators