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Batavia - The Dutch Capital
WE are walking along the wide canal which runs through the principal street of Batavia. On each side of us quaint houses, with white walls and overhanging roofs of red tiles.
The Natives Of Java
LEAVING Buitenzorg we cross Java by railroad, stop-ping in the various provinces, visiting the cities, and taking long drives from place to place throughout the country.
Industries Of Java
THE principal products of Java are rice, coffee, sugar, indigo, and tea. Rice is the most important, for it is the chief food of the people.
WE have left Batavia, have passed through the Sunda Strait at the western end of Java, and are now steaming along the southern shores of the great island of Sumatra through the Indian Ocean.
Singapore is so small that its size alone would hardly give it a place on the map, but its location is such that it has a greater trade than Sumatra and other islands several hundred times as large.
Ceylon is another great oceanic crossroads station, and we are now in its chief port. It is a beautiful island. We can see the cocoanut palms lining the coast and the great mountains far behind them.
Mauritius And Reunion
WE are again on the Indian Ocean, steaming along toward the great island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. Our ship is an English vessel from Colombo, bound for Mauritius, which belongs to Great Britain.
Madagascar - The East Coast
The voyage takes about two days on our slow-going steamer, and it is early morning when the cabin boy tells us to get up, for we are in sight of Madagascar.
Madagascar - The Hovas And The Central Plateau
THE port of Tamatave where we now are is the chief gate to Madagascar. It is regularly visited by the steamers of several French shipping companies, and occasionally by boats from other parts of the world.
Among The Sakalavas
LEAVING Tananarivo, we make our way in filanzanas across the high plains to the western edge of the plateau, and then wind in and out down the hills to the sea.
Zanzibar And Other East African Islands
OUR trip from Majunga to Zanzibar is made in a French trading vessel bound there for a cargo of ivory. We first sail north, passing the Comoro Islands, belonging to France.
West African Islands - St. Helena
The first are the Azores (a-zorz'), far west of the Strait of Gibraltar ; next are the Madeira (ma-de'ra) Islands to the southward nearer the continent, and still farther south the Canary and Cape Verde archipelagoes.
The Cape Verde And Canary Archipelagoes
The Cape Verde Islands were discovered and colonized by the Portuguese in the middle of the fifteenth century, and they still belong to them.
The Madeiras And The Azores
LAS PALMAS has frequent ships to the Madeiras, and we have no trouble in getting a vessel which takes us northward to Funchal, the capital on the island of Madeira, the chief of the group.
The Balearic Isles
The Balearic Archipelago consists of four principal islands and several smaller ones, formed by the highest parts of a subterranean ridge which here extends far out from the continent.
Corsica And Elba
AFTER leaving Palma, we sail on to Port Mahon in Minorca and there take a ship for Ajaccio (a-yat' cho) on the French island of Corsica.
Sardinia And Sicily
THE two largest of the Mediterranean islands belong to Italy. They are Sardinia, south of Corsica, larger than Rhode Island and Massachusetts combined, and Sicily, at the toe of the Italian boot.
Malta And The Grecian Isles
A FEW hours by steamer from Sicily bring us to Malta, a rocky little island with smaller islands about it, belonging to Great Britain. Malta itself is only nine miles wide and twenty miles long.
Crete, Rhodes, And Cyprus
Crete is a long narrow island about as big as Puerto Rico. It has a chain of mountains running through it, Mount Ida being two thousand feet higher than Mount Washington.
The Lesser Antilles
OUR first travels through the West Indies shall be in the Lesser Antilles. We are nearing them now. That island at the front over the prow of the ship is Barbados (bar-ba'dos), belonging to England.
A General View Of Puerto Rico
BEFORE we land on Puerto Rico, suppose we take a bird's-eye view of the island. Let us imagine our-selves in a balloon high above it.
Across Puerto Rico
WE leave San Juan this morning for a trip across Puerto Rico. We have automobiles, and we spin along, up hill and down, going as fast or as slow as we please.
Haiti - The Island Of The Two Black Republics
It is the island of Haiti, comprising the two countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic, both of which have a republican form of government, with black presidents and other officials.
Jamaica is a British possession, but its people are almost all negroes. It was discovered by Columbus about two years after he had first set foot upon these islands.
Cuba - The Pearl Of The Antilles
Cuba is so important to the United States that in our treaty relations we have provided that the island shall never make any agreement with any foreign power which might endanger its independence.
Cuba - Havana
WE are in Havana, a city of over three hundred thousand, situated on a plain about a beautiful harbor. It is the capital of Cuba, and the largest city of the West Indies.
Married Love - The Heart's Desire
EVERY heart desires a mate. For some reason beyond our comprehension, nature has so created us that we are incomplete in ourselves.
Married Love - The Broken Joy
DREAMING of happiness, feeling that at last they have each found the one who will give eternal understanding and tenderness, the young man and maiden marry.
Married Love - Woman's "Contrariness"
WHAT is the fate of the average man who marries, happily and hopefully, a girl well suited to him? He desires with his whole heart a mutual, lifelong happiness.
Married Love - The Fundamental Pulse
The judgments of men concerning women are very rarely matters of cold scientific observation, but are colored both by their own sexual emotions and by their own moral attitude toward the sexual impulse.
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