Two Years Before the Mast
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Two Years Before the Mast

By Richard Henry Dana
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See also PG#4277 with Introduction and afterword by Richard Henry Dana III

Table of Contents
  • TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST
    • A Personal Narrative of Life at Sea
      • By
    • Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
      • With an introduction and notes by Homer Eaton Keyes, B.L. Assistant Professor of Art in Dartmouth College
    • CONTENTS
      • Introduction      Biographical Note      California and her Missions      Bibliographical References      Diagram of Ships      Explanation of Diagram Two Years Before the Mast Twenty-Four Years After
      • INTRODUCTION
        • Biographical Note
        • California and her Missions
        • Bibliographical References
        • Explanation of Diagram
  • TWO YEARS BEFORE THE MAST
    • CONTENTS
      • PREFACE
      • CHAPTER I
      • DEPARTURE
      • CHAPTER II
      • FIRST IMPRESSIONS—"SAIL HO!"
      • CHAPTER III
      • SHIP'S DUTIES—TROPICS
      • CHAPTER IV
      • A ROGUE—TROUBLE ON BOARD—"LAND HO!"—POMPERO—CAPE HORN
      • CHAPTER V
      • CAPE HORN—A VISIT
      • CHAPTER VI
      • LOSS OF A MAN—SUPERSTITION
      • CHAPTER VII
      • JUAN FERNANDEZ—THE PACIFIC
      • CHAPTER VIII
      • "TARRING DOWN"—DAILY LIFE—"GOING AFT"—CALIFORNIA
      • CHAPTER IX
      • CALIFORNIA—A SOUTH-EASTER
      • CHAPTER X
      • A SOUTH-EASTER—PASSAGE UP THE COAST
      • CHAPTER XI
      • PASSAGE UP THE COAST—MONTEREY
      • CHAPTER XII
      • LIFE AT MONTEREY
      • CHAPTER XIII
      • TRADING—A BRITISH SAILOR
      • CHAPTER XIV
      • SANTA BARBARA—HIDE-DROGHING—HARBOR DUTIES—DISCONTENT—SAN PEDRO
      • CHAPTER XV
      • A FLOGGING—A NIGHT ON SHORE—THE STATE OF THINGS ON BOARD—SAN DIEGO
      • CHAPTER XVI
      • LIBERTY-DAY ON SHORE
      • CHAPTER XVII
      • SAN DIEGO—A DESERTION—SAN PEDRO AGAIN—BEATING THE COAST
      • CHAPTER XVIII
      • EASTER SUNDAY—"SAIL HO!"—WHALES—SAN JUAN—ROMANCE OF HIDE-DROGHING—SAN DIEGO AGAIN
      • CHAPTER XIX
      • THE SANDWICH ISLANDERS—HIDE-CURING—WOOD-CUTTING—RATTLE- SNAKES—NEW-COMERS
      • CHAPTER XX
      • LEISURE—NEWS FROM HOME—"BURNING THE WATER"
      • CHAPTER XXI
      • CALIFORNIA AND ITS INHABITANTS
      • CHAPTER XXII
      • LIFE ON SHORE—THE ALERT
      • CHAPTER XXIII
      • NEW SHIP AND SHIPMATES—MY WATCHMATE
      • CHAPTER XXIV
      • SAN DIEGO AGAIN—A DESCENT—HURRIED DEPARTURE—A NEW SHIPMATE
      • CHAPTER XXV
      • RUMORS OF WAR—A SPOUTER—SLIPPING FOR A SOUTH-EASTER—A GALE
      • CHAPTER XXVI
      • SAN FRANCISCO—MONTEREY
      • CHAPTER XXVII
      • THE SUNDAY WASH-UP—ON SHORE—A SET-TO—A GRANDEE—"SAIL HO!"—A FANDANGO
      • CHAPTER XXVIII
      • AN OLD FRIEND—A VICTIM—CALIFORNIA RANGERS—NEWS FROM HOME—LAST LOOKS
      • CHAPTER XXIX
      • LOADING FOR HOME—A SURPRISE—LAST OF AN OLD FRIEND—THE LAST HIDE—A HARD CASE—UP ANCHOR, FOR HOME!—HOMEWARD BOUND
      • CHAPTER XXX
      • BEGINNING THE LONG RETURN VOYAGE—A SCARE
      • CHAPTER XXXI
      • BAD PROSPECTS—FIRST TOUCH OF CAPE HORN—ICEBERGS—TEMPERANCE SHIPS—LYING-UP—ICE—DIFFICULTY ON BOARD—CHANGE OF COURSE—STRAITS OF MAGELLAN
      • CHAPTER XXXII
      • ICE AGAIN—A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON—CAPE HORN—"LAND HO!"—HEADING FOR HOME
      • CHAPTER XXXIII
      • CRACKING ON—PROGRESS HOMEWARD—A PLEASANT SUNDAY—A FINE SIGHT—BY-PLAY
      • CHAPTER XXXIV
      • NARROW ESCAPES—THE EQUATOR—TROPICAL SQUALLS—A THUNDER STORM
      • CHAPTER XXXV
      • A DOUBLE-REEF-TOP-SAIL BREEZE—SCURVY—A FRIEND IN NEED—PREPARING FOR PORT—THE GULF STREAM
      • CHAPTER XXXVI
      • SOUNDINGS—SIGHTS FROM HOME—BOSTON HARBOR—LEAVING THE SHIP
      • CONCLUDING CHAPTER
  • TWENTY-FOUR YEARS AFTER
    • THE LAST ENTRY IN THE LOG-BOOK OF THE ALERT.
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