Sailing Alone Around the World

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Title: Sailing Alone Around The WorldAuthor: Joshua Slocum
Release Date: August, 2004 [EBook #6317] [Yes,
we are more than one year ahead of schedule]
[This file was first posted on November 25, 2002]
Edition: 10
Language: English
*** START OF THE PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK SAILING ALONE AROUND THE WORLD
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Produced by D Garcia, Juliet Sutherland, Charles
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SAILING ALONE
AROUND THE WORLD[Illustration: The "Spray" from a photograph taken
in Australian waters.]
SAILING ALONE
AROUND THE WORLD
By Captain Joshua Slocum
Illustrated by THOMAS FOGARTY AND GEORGE
VARIAN
[Illustration]
TO THE ONE WHOSAID: "THE 'SPRAY'
WILL COME BACK."CONTENTS
CHAPTER I
A blue-nose ancestry with Yankee proclivities—
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 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 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—Arrival at the Azores.CHAPTER IV
Squally weather in the Azores—High living—
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 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 life—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 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 VIIWeighing anchor at Buenos Aires—An outburst of
emotion at the mouth of the Plate—Submerged by
a great wave—A stormy entrance to the strait—
Captain Samblich's 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 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
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
defective sheet-rope places the Spray in peril—TheSpray as a target for a Fuegian arrow—The island
of Alan Erric—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 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
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
friends at Vailima—Leaving Fiji to the south—
Arrival at Newcastle, Australia—The yachts ofSydney—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
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 Denison, Queensland—A 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' steering
in twenty-three days—Arrival at the Keeling Cocos
Islands—A curious chapter of social history—A