The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok
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The English Governess at the Siamese Court Being Recollections of Six Years in the Royal Palace at Bangkok

By Anna Harriette Leonowens
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  • THE ENGLISH GOVERNESS AT THE SIAMESE COURT
  • TO MRS. KATHERINE S. COBB.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • I. ON THE THRESHOLD.
  • II. A SIAMESE PREMIER AT HOME.
  • III. A SKETCH OF SIAMESE HISTORY.
  • IV. HIS EXCELLENCY'S HAREM AND HELPMEET.
  • V. THE TEMPLES OF THE SLEEPING AND THE EMERALD IDOLS.
  • VI. THE KING AND THE GOVERNESS.
  • VII. MARBLE HALLS AND FISH-STALLS.
  • VIII. OUR HOME IN BANGKOK
  • IX. OUR SCHOOL IN THE PALACE.
  • X. MOONSHEE AND THE ANGEL GABRIEL.
  • XI. THE WAYS OF THE PALACE.
  • XII. SHADOWS AND WHISPERS OF THE HAREM.
  • XIII. FÂ-YING, THE KING'S DARLING.
  • XIV. AN OUTRAGE AND A WARNING.
  • XV. THE CITY OF BANGKOK.
  • XVI. THE WHITE ELEPHANT.
  • XVII. THE CEREMONIES OF CORONATION.
  • XVIII. THE QUEEN CONSORT.
  • XIX. THE HEIR-APPARENT.—ROYAL HAIR-CUTTING.
  • XX. AMUSEMENTS OF THE COURT.
  • XXI. SIAMESE LITERATURE AND ART.
  • XXII. BUDDHIST DOCTRINE, PRIESTS, AND WORSHIP.
  • COMMON MAXIMS OF THE PRIESTS OF SIAM.
  • XXIII. CREMATION.
    • "THE NOTIFICATION
  • XXIV. CERTAIN SUPERSTITIONS.
  • XXV. THE SUBORDINATE KING
  • XXVI. THE SUPREME KING: HIS CHARACTER AND ADMINISTRATION.
    • "NOTICE.
      • "S.P.P.M. MONGKUT:
      • "VERY PRIVATE POST SCRIPT.
  • XXVII. MY RETIREMENT FROM THE PALACE.
  • XXVIII. THE KINGDOM OF SIAM.
  • XXIX. THE RUINS OF CAMBODIA.—AN EXCURSION TO THE NAGHKON WATT.
  • XXX. THE LEGEND OF THE MAHA NAUGKON
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