The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World After Sperm Whales
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The Cruise of the "Cachalot" Round the World After Sperm Whales

By Frank Thomas Bullen
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This thrilling 1897 memoir reads like a novel as Bullen recounts his two years aboard the Cachalot , hunting sperm whales. Packed full of adventure, it also provides vivid glimpse into the bygone age of great sailing ships and the whaling industry and the era's fascination with the whale.

Table of Contents
  • THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT"
    • ROUND THE WORLD AFTER SPERM WHALES
      • First Mate
        • To Miss Emily Hensley In grateful remembrance of thirty years' constant friendship and practical help this work is affectionately dedicated by her humble pupil.
    • PREFACE
    • DETAILED CONTENTS
    • INTRODUCTION
  • THE CRUISE OF THE "CACHALOT"
    • CHAPTER I. OUTWARD BOUND
    • CHAPTER II. PREPARING FOR ACTION
    • CHAPTER III. FISHING BEGINS
    • CHAPTER IV. BAD WEATHER
    • CHAPTER V. ACTUAL WARFARE. OUR FIRST WHALE
    • CHAPTER VI. "DIRTY WORK FOR CLEAN MONEY"
    • CHAPTER VII. GETTING SOUTHWARD
    • CHAPTER VIII. ABNER'S WHALE
    • CHAPTER IX. OUR FIRST CALLING-PLACE
    • CHAPTER X. A VISIT TO SOME STRANGE PLACES
    • CHAPTER XI. ROUND THE COCOS AND SEYCHELLES
    • CHAPTER XII. WHICH TREATS OF THE KRAKEN
    • CHAPTER XIII. OFF TO THE JAPAN GROUNDS
    • CHAPTER XIV. LIBERTY DAY—AND AFTER
    • CHAPTER XV. WHICH COMES UNCOMFORTABLY NEAR BEING THE LAST
    • CHAPTER XVI. "BOWHEAD" FISHING
    • CHAPTER XVII. VISIT TO HONOLULU
    • CHAPTER XVIII. ON THE "LINE" GROUNDS
    • CHAPTER XIX. EDGING SOUTHWARD
    • CHAPTER XX. "HUMPBACKING" AT VAU VAU
    • CHAPTER XXI. PROGRESS OF THE "HUMPBACK" SEASON
    • CHAPTER XXII. FAREWELL TO VAU VAU
    • CHAPTER XXIII. AT FUTUNA, RECRUITING
    • CHAPTER XXIV. THE BAY OF ISLANDS AND NEW ZEALAND COAST
    • CHAPTER XXV. ON THE SOLANDER GROUNDS
    • CHAPTER XXVI. PADDY'S LATEST EXPLOIT
    • CHAPTER XXVII. PORT PEGASUS
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. TO THE BLUFF, AND HOME
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