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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER XIV.
The royal progress round Tahiti (continued)—French fort at Taravon—The peninsula—Life in bird-cage houses—Torchlight procession—Return to Papeete, 198
CHAPTER XV.
The semaphore—Immutable tides—The coral-reef—Spearing fish—Netting—catching sharks—A royal mausoleum—Superstitions of East and West—Centipedes—Intoxicating drinks—Influenza—Death of Mrs Simpson, 210
CHAPTER XVI.
The royal progress round Moorea—The Seignelay starts for the Marquesas and Paumotus—Indecision, 226
CHAPTER XVII.
Vain regrets — Some account of the Marquesas and the Paumotu groups, 236
CHAPTER XVIII.
Tahitian hospitality—A South Sea store—A bathing picnic—The Marquesans—Tattooing—Ancient games of Tahiti—Malay descent—Theory of a northerly migration, 267
CHAPTER XIX.
Life in Papeete—The market—Churches—Country life in the South Seas, 286
CHAPTER XX.
Visit to the Protestant mission on Moorea—A sketch of the early history of the mission, 294
CHAPTER XXI.
A healing tree—Plantation life—Vanilla crops—Cat-and-dog life—A foiled assassin—The tropics of to-day—England in days of yore—Among the crags—Infanticide—Heathen days, 310