Twenty years before the mast

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Twenty years before the mast  (1896) 
Charles Erskine

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I rejoice and am made glad; aye! and I thank God that in my day my
 country’s flag, the Stars and Stripes, "Old Glory," has been borne by
 brave men, north, south, east and west, and by them waved in as high an
 altitude as any nation’s colors.



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Mr. Charles Erskine,
The Author.

Photograph taken by F. Gutekunst, Philadelphia, in 1892.



TWENTY YEARS BEFORE
 THE MAST


WITH THE MORE THRILLING SCENES AND INCIDENTS

WHILE CIRCUMNAVIGATING THE GLOBE UNDER

THE COMMAND OF THE LATE ADMIRAL

CHARLES WILKES 1838-1842


by
CHARLES ERSKINE


With Numerous Illustrations


PHILADELPHIA:
George W. Jacobs & Co.

103 South Fifteenth St.

1896

Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1890,

By Charles Erskine,

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

To the Crew of the
Ship Universal
THIS BOOK IS
RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
BY ONE OF THEIR SHIPMATES
THE AUTHOR



Every man is a valuable member of society who, by
 his observations, researches, and experience, procures
 knowledge for men.  Smithson.



LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.




PAGE
Old Glory
Frontispiece.
Boundary Stone,
1
Departure of the Expedition,
15
Slaves Sleeping,
40
Group of Patagonians,
41
Patagonian Beauty,
42
Terra del Fuegian,
46
Diagram of Wave,
47
Mock Suns,
51
Mirage — the Peacock,
52
Mirage — the Vincennes,
53
Island of San Lorenzo,
56
Southern Cross,
63
Tahitian Girl,
72
Native with Cocoanuts,
77
Pago Pago Bay,
82
A "Devil" Man,
86
Native Throwing the Boomerang,
100
Native Dance,
101
The First Icebergs,
105
Tabular Iceberg,
108
The Vincennes in a Gale,
109
Aurora Australis,
117
The Albatross in the Hollow of a Wave,
125
Inclined Iceberg,
127
New Zealand Chieft
139
A Fiji Beauty, One of Tanoa’s Daughters,
146
Upper Town or Somer-Somer
149
One of Paddy Connell’s Five Wives
149
Cannibal Chief Vendovi,
152
Fiji Chief Tui Levuka,
154
Fiji Major Drummer,
159
Fiji Drummer,
187
Queen Emma, One of Tanoa's Wives,
191
Kingsmill Idol,
199
The Seaman's Bethel, Honolulu,
206
Camp on Pendulum Peak,
223
Hawaiian Temples and Gods,
226
Flat-headed Squaw and Child,
234
Celebration of the Fourth of July,
237
Loss of the Peacock,
241
The Vincennes on the Bar
246
Eating Poe,
247
Hawaiian Idol,
250
The House Where I was Born,
303
End-off
311

FULL-PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS.

BETWEEN
PAGES.

Mr. Charles Erskine
Frontispiece.
Charlie Erskine,
6—7
Map of the World
16—17
Tahiti, the Gem of the Pacific
70—71
Maleitoa, the Christian Chief
86—87
Emma, Daughter of Maleitoa
88—89
Natives Hailing the Re appearance of the Pleiades
90—91
Corrobory Dance
100—101
The Vincennes in Disappointment Bay
106—107
Fiji Club Dance
144—145
Massacre of Lieutenant Underwood and Midshipman Wilkes Henry
174—175
Tanoa, King of the Fiji Islands
186—187
Missionary Preaching to Natives
212—213
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