a journey in brazil

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. VOYAGE UP THK COAST TO PARA. Oh Board The "cruzeiro Do Sul." — Mem Hers Of The Party. —Arrival At Bahia. — Day In Tiik Country. — Return To The Steamer. — ConverSation About Slavery In Brazil. — Negro Marriages. — Maceio. — Per- Nambuco.— Parahyba Do North. — Ramble Ox Shore. — Ceara.— DiffiCult Landing.— Brazilian Baths. — Maranham.— Ass.u Palm.— Visit To ORPHAN Asylum. — Detained In Port. — Variety Of Meius.m — Arrival Op American Gunboat. — More Meiius.:. — Dinner On Shore. — CordialIty TOWARD THE EXPEDITION. — ARRIVAL AT PARA. — KtND RECEPTION.— Environs Of Para. — Luxuriant Growth. — Markets. — Indian Moats. — Agreeable Climate. — Excursion In The Harbor. — Curious Mushroom. — Success In Collecting, With The Assistance Of Our Host And Other Friends. — Fishes Of The Forests. — Public Expressions Of Sympathy For The Expedition. — Generosity Of The Amazonian Steamship ComPany.— Geological Character Of The Shore From Rio To Para. — ErRatic Drift. — Letter To The Emperor. July 25th. — On board the " Cruzeiro do Sul." We sailed to-day at 11 o'clock, bidding good by with regret, though not without hope of return, to the beautiful bay and mountains on which we have been looking for three months. Our party consists of Major Coutinho, Mr. Burk- hardt, Monsieur Bourget, who accompanies Mr. Agassiz to the Amazons as collector and preparator, our two young friends Mr. Hunnewell and Mr. James, and ourselves. At Bahia we shall be joined by Mr. Dexter and Mr. Thayer, wo of our party who have preceded us up the coast, and have been collecting in the neighborhood of Bahia for two or three weeks. The aspect of the steamer is not very inviting, for it has been used of late for the transportation of troops to the south, in consequence of which it is very dirty; it is also ...
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