Three Rolling Stones in Japan

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byGilbert Watson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXV FAREWELL TO JAPAN Three far-sounding whistles had been given, the decks had been cleared of visitors, the mail-bags had been stowed away in the hold, the gangway had been hoisted, the anchor had been raised, and the Pacific Mail Company's steamer Gaelic stood out to sea. With a heavy heart I leant over the stern and watched the little tug, which showed me the kindly face of Gordon no longer, as the distance between us momentarily increased. It was a lovely morning. The sun was dancing brightly on the blue waters of the bay, the little sampans skimmed to and fro among the more stately merchantmen, and everything seemed filled to overflowing with the joy of life. I felt depressed. I knew that I was leaving one of the happiest periods of my life behind me. Two months! how short a time it seems, yet how much happiness it may contain. Happiness is not measured by time. I thought of my friends. Kingston? He was on the sea, too, 313 and probably playing at deck-quoits and roaring with laughter, or perhaps getting up a sweepstake on the run. Gordon? Yes, he was thinking of me, I felt sure, and I pictured the poor old fellow returning alone to the hotel, dining alone, smoking alone in the evening, and feeling so lonely that he would be obliged to steal upstairs to solace himself with the silent sympathy of Kingston's devils. Karakamoko? The name touched a tenderer chord. Instinctively my eyes followed my heart towards the land--her land. It was looking its best on that bright, sunny morning, the snowy cone of great Fuji-ama rising high above the wooded slopes of the surrounding hills. The sunlight was glittering on its summit; it resembled a beacon of hope for the coming voyage across the Pacific. The rock-bound coast and outlying islands, with their ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1904 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXXV FAREWELL TO JAPAN Three far-sounding whistles had been given, the decks had been cleared of visitors, the mail-bags...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:74 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217902073

ISBN - 13:9780217902076

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