Excerpt from Further East Than Asia: A Romantic Adventure
Balancing himself against the rail of the poop, yet within the shadow of the awning, the young man in the white duck suit and the solah topee helmet was inscribing - the word "inscribing" suited the quaint fastidiousness with which he wielded his pencil - a sentence upon a rather dog-eared scribbling-tablet.
"This is to certify" (he wrote) "that Captain Sibthorpe, of the steamship Orpheus, has conveyed me to the island of Pulo. I have taken observations, and, comparing my results with the chart, I am satisfied that the land now on our port bow is the said island.
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