Letter from Mattie to the Ones at Home, June 28

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Letter from Mattie to the Ones at Home, June 28

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Travel; Hiking; Mountains--China; Nature; Evangelistic work; Colorism; Human skin color; China--Rural conditions

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This is a long letter from Mattie to her family at home. Most of the letter includes details on a trip she, Hattie, Lucy, Henry, and a few others have taken through the country and around the Lin Chau River. They climbed mountains, went sight-seeing, and evangelized to locals. Throughout the letter, Mattie makes many comments on how difficult rural Chinese people are to talk to and how much she pities them, especially women. There are also multiple mentions of skin color and how dark the group has gotten through their travels.

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Kerr, Martha Noyes

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Loose, The College of Wooster, Special Collections, Noyes Collection

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Unpublished

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June 28-July 22

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Council on Library and Information Resources Hidden Special Collections Grant

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eng (English)

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Ju[Note: &c transcribed as etc]
1st


Shek Kok China
June 28th [illegible]
Dear Ones at Home
[illegible] a [illegible]
[illegible] that the [illegible] [illegible]
[?hold?] [illegible] [?just?] [?more?] on
bamboo We left that [?place?]
for a trip into the country
[?which?] we propose to [illegible]
last a month [illegible] then [illegible]
to the city [illegible] to begin
school [illegible] The [?house?]
now finished with a few
slight exceptions [?but of
course?] [illegible] not be [illegible]
[illegible] [illegible] occupied so we
are thus improving the
[?situation?] We have [?talked?]
about this trip to [illegible]
[illegible] so long [illegible] began
[illegible] would [illegible] [illegible]
a reality but here we are

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6

3rd
June [?2?]0th Woke about light
with the dreamy feeling that for
some reason I was not to
take a morning nap and
soon the half realised idea
took form in the thought that
we were to [u]climb[/u] a mountain
as soon as was convenient
lest our enemy the sun
should interfere with the
project. Quick toilet, cup
of coffee, and a few crackers
disposed of and we were
off - but instead of the
watch saying half past 4
the hands would point
to half past five. The
calico dress which has been
such a traveler was still
on duty - though this last
experience has proved too
much for it I fear.
We passed first through
a temple at the foot of the
Mt then followed a stone
walk which led up a long
distance to another - when we

struck into [--the--] a narrow
path and climbing began in
good earnest. Had not
gone far before Henry cut
[--two--] [--4--] stout walking sticks - which
did good service I assure
you. Never before have I had
due respect for a cane but
appreciate their worth now
am sure. When about half
way to the summit sat down
under some pines and had
a view exactly like that present-
ed by the sterescopic view you have
"Above the clouds" The vapor
rising up from the vallies
penetrated here and there by
a mountain top more aspir-
ing that its neighbors - [--which--]
looking like an island in the
bright sea which cut us off
from the lower world seem-
ing to place us twixt earth
and heaven. Just before we
reached the top the ascent
became very difficult [?in?]-
deed some of us began to fear
[?if?] once safely accomplished

it would be no little feat to
return but had too nearly
accomplished our object to
yield our point then. Were
three hours going up spent
an hour on the top and before
leaving sang the favorite
or one favorite hymn of each
member of our families in
the far off home land
I saw at one point a most
beautiful li[--l--]ly growing in
utter lonliness [--far from--]
a most fragrant flower -
which did seem to be was-
ting its fragrance upon desert
air. When partly down
found a beautifully clear
spring whose cool waters
were appreciated. Upon reach
ing the first temple sat down
to rest when some of the priests
entered into conversation
with Henry asking him how
far he could see into the
ground? thought perhaps 4
feet. It is quite impossible
to make them believe foreigners

have not this power and
thus they see where gold and
silver exist[--s--]. The ferns
we are constantly gathering
in our walks they conclude
are concocted into some
sort of medicine
Could you have seen
us when we reached the
boat would never have
accused us of being white
persons - the American Indian could
not have secured the title
of red me thinks if compared
with me. Henry began to
conclude one year and a half
in China had not robbed
me of my color entirely and
my hands were burned as if
scalded almost. But I had
always wished so much to
ascend a Mt and here in China
the desire was accomplished
We spent the afternoon in
dooing nothing as you may
suppose but feel quite rested
this eve. Have some strength you see

July 1st This is our dear Father's
birth day and the part of our
circle in China have been
thinking talking and writing
to him. As in the mind I
recall the form of my precious
parent. I wonder how greatly
it has changed during the
past two years. The fall of
last Winter seems to have left
its effects but I do hope they
will pass off after awhile
Next year you will have
two from Canton with you
to celebrate the day- Will it
not be nice if we are all spared
to find the number so nearly
perfect. You may count me
too for I shall be there in
spirit. My my dear parent
have [?still?] many returns of
the day. I can not but hope
I may yet see you in the
flesh. It is pleasant there is
as yet so little change in the
home it will seem quite
natural to Henry and Hattie

July 2nd We find it rather 4th
warm in our adopted house
thermometer [--stands at--] from
96° to 98 day by day - which
in China means hot weath-
er - but the breeze which is
an almost constant compan-
ion termpers the air making
it bearable - at all events
it is no worse than at can-
ton. We feared we should
suffer a good deal at night
but the boatmen are very
good about allowing us to
keep the windows open [--at
night--] an unexpected favor most gratefully received. We have the same
boat we had last year but
the man who would persist
in shutting up every thing as
tight as a box for fear of
thieves is not on board thhis
time - which [--this--] accounts [--and we shall have--] for our
[--more--] liberty. If you could
have looked in upon us I
think it would have seemed
quite home like as [--you--] you
would have found Lucy and
Hattie sewing while I read

aloud from [?Tom Bughy?] at
Oxford a book Henry took out
of the library for us. I felt
almost as if I should shortly
[--gi--] make a fire and put on
the tea kettle for supper -
think if I had been in a certain
"house on the hill" could have
done so with much pleasure
will delegate Hattie to do
it for me next year sometimes
This eve when we were
out walking. I saw a little
bird [?light?] down on the side
of the hill - a man came up
with a long rod which he
threw forward and to my utter
surprise when he lifted the
rod there was the little pris-
oner safe on the end not
wounded in the least and
the man drew [--in--] him
and put him for safe keeping
in a basket he carried.
We could not see how he
did it but finally found
he had a sticky substance on
the end of [--his--] the stick from which

the bird could not disengage
himself - rather a new method
of bird catching. The country
here is quite sparsely settled
and there seems to be very
little timber indeed - if it should
ever be laid out in farms at
at home - think stone walls
would necessarily [--supply--] answer the
purpose of fences. I feel as
if I would like to [--put--] find large
flocks of sheep on these
mountain sides it seems a
pity for [--so much--] such large
tracts of grazing land to be
lying idle. One thing we
enjoy very much is abscense
of graves which nearly cover
all the elevations about Canton
[--and which--] a feature we no-
ticed all the way up the North
river during our travels last
year. We have twice come
across a species of snake
whose yellow head resembles
that of the Copperhead [--of Am--]
snake of America and its bite
is said to be quite poisonous

To day we passed a little fish-
ing [illegible] and on a long
bambo pole were seated 8 or [?6?]
fishing comorants the first I have
ever seen . The owners take them
out in mid river and let them
dive for fish say they catch
a large quantity during the
year -- are an expensive bird
costing 10 or more dollars apiece
hardly see how the poor
fishermen ever get money
enough to purchase them.
To night are anchored in
one of the lovliest of spots
near a large village which
Henry visited 2 years since
found the people not favor-
able to foreigners. There seem
to be a large number of
fishermen in this locality
who purse the business
industriously but Henry says
he would like to see a China-
man actually catch a fish
In all his travels I think
he has never witnessed such
an occur[--r--]ence.

saturday July [illegible] Entered the [illegible]
Lun Chau river this morning
and now we shall bid adieu
to the [?turbid?] waters of the
North river for this clear run-
ning steam something I
shall enjoy almost beyond
measure. I begin to Conclude
after this days experience of
pure air pure water & sweet
perfumes that there is some-
thing [?clean?] in China - but one
certainly has to go into the
country to realize the fact
This has truly been a day
of sigh seeing - we have stood
most of the time in one or
other of the 5 doors of our
establishment feasting our
eyes upon the beauties of the
mountain scenery and drink-
ing in enjoyment to the full
capacity of our [--not being--]
nature. The verdure [--is in--]
on the hilly sides is in its
perfection at this time of year and the dark pines
reaching far up [--th--] towards the
summit of the [?declivities?] remind

me of dear old New England
The little temples her and
there scattered about always occupying [--those--]
situations the finest the country
affords - however will not al-
low us to forget we are sur-
rounded by an idol worshiping
people - We can hardly say
[--they are--] these buildings found upon every
high hill and under every
green tree but still [--the--] are
very numerous. There has
been one modifier of our
pleasure in the shape of [--the--]
a small kind of gnat the
most minute [illegible]
which has this afternoon
been introduced to our com-
pany - whose [?bite?] proves
quite posinous to Hattie
and I - burns and stings [--quite--]
enough to make us very
uncomfortable. I never fell
in love with the insect
creation could wish I was
less popular with them as
their attentions are far from
agreeable --

This afternoon were obliged to
have a late dinner so our
supply of meat had given out
and had to wait until we
reached a market place to
purpchase [--more--]. Our boy
came back with a sorry
face saying he could find "but
a single chicken and that was
too dear" had obtained a
little pork so our prospect
for to morrow is none of
best but we do not feel par-
ticulary disturbed. We shall
see no more bread until we
return to canton but took the
precaution to provide our
selves with a supply of crackers
Henry has become such a
rice eater that he does not
miss the above mentioned
article much if any - and
judging from the appetites
we all have there is no
room for alarm if it [--it--]
is a minus quantity.
This eve did not leave
the boat for our walk

until quite late as we did
not care about the villagers
[--about--] knowing of our arrival
We feel almost sorry we did
not adopt Chinese Costume
while on the trip as then
[--we--] should not have attract
ed so much notice - have
thus far anchored a little
away from the large towns
and thus avoided [--the--] ^ the crowd,
which will gather at sight of
a foreigner ^which would be the case especially here
where [--they--] the inhabitants
have never seen a foreign
lady. The boatmen are
locked in slumber judging
by the sound -- poor fellows
their lives [--see--] are hard indeed
I am always serviced for
their sakes when we have
a favorable wind thereby
giving them a little rest.
To morrow they will not have
to tread - as it will be the
Sabbath. I have so often thought
since coming on board - would
that these who day by day serve
us might will at last find entrance into [illegible]

July 4th To day our thoughts 6th
are in our native land [--al--]
although here we are anchored
in the middle of this river
far from any foreigners --
What a blessing it is to belong
to a Christian country and may
our beloved America long live
to give the [--blessing--] light of the
gospel to the nations which sit
in darkness. What work can
be compared to this whose prints
shall last when the earth and
the things of it shall have passed
away. This morning a few
men came into Henry's room
and he had a long talk with
them trying to explain the
way of salvation but when
he began to speak of the the
soul they did not know what
the term meant [--but--] H-
tried to [--explain--] illustrate by bringing
up their own custom of
worshiping their ancestors
and they understand it is not
the body but the spirit they

fear and to which they pay
homage. They very willingly
received books - and soon after
their departure a small boat
came alongside asking brother
to go on shore and talk to the
people in a small village
near by- It is always better
if possible to receive an invita
tion to preached [--and th--] for in
that case one is sure of being
received politely - and listened
to with at least some degree
of attention. After Henry left
some women came up as near
as possible looking in at us
after a little persuasion were
induced to come aboard.
One proved to be a woman
who 5 years ago was stolen
away from her husband and
Child at [?Wampoa?] a place
12 miles distant from Canton
[--and was--] was sold and mar-
ried here has one daughter
said she would so like to
go back but it was impossible

She took us to [--another
village--] her village [--where Hattie ta--]
but we sat down under a
tree a little outside and soon
quite a company had gathered
about us - Hattie talked awhile
addressing herself to this woman
who [--seemed--] appeared interested and asked
a good many questions. She
seems more intelligent than
the [--usu--] women we usually
meet - poor thing I did so
pity her. We made a strange
looking group Hattie sitting [?on?]
the grass Lucy and I standing
near - women with [illegible] babies
on their backs - men carrying
[--their--] baskets of produce
each stopping as they came
up to see and hear the
foreign woman. bare headed
bare footed - some gazing
in undisguised astonishment
others smiling one or two
laughing as if the whole were
a good joke, gotten up for
their entertainment

Two large water buffaloes
were grazing so near I was
afraid they would walk
into our midst [--but--] however no
disturbance a[--r--]rose from
that quarter. We are now so
far from Canton as to be
[--entirely--] beyond the use of that
diealect still the people seem
to understand partially what
is said to them - [u]We[/u] did not
remain long as our guide
seemed anxious to bring
us back - we judged because
so many men [--gathered about--] joined the company
[--us--]. A few words have been
spoken - a few christian books
[--left--] scattered and we shall go
on our way hoping that some
time [--soo--] they may do good.
I do not believe one can
mingle with [--a--] ^this heathen people
[--w--] long without realizing that
changing [--a l--] a religion which
has stood for so many centuries
must be a work of time -
but a thousand years with the
Lord is but as a single day in his
[Note: Written sideways in the right margin]
own good time [--the wort--] it will be accomplished

7th
July 5th This morning woke
very early - dressed quietly so as
not to disturb the girls then
sat a long time on the out-
side of the boat watching
the sun rise. The light over
the hills in the distance
was so beautiful and as I
gazed upon the golden clouds
in the east could not but think
of the passage. When the
king shall come in his glory
and all the holy angels with
him then shall we sit upon
the throne of his glory" It seems
as if one can hardly look at
bright brilliant clouds without
thinking of heaven --
About 9 oclock reached a
town of consiterable size
called [?Ham Quong?]. Some
Custom house officiers came
on board - their long white
gowns - fancy shoes and large
fans giving them quite the
appearance of important personages -
Henry brought out his pas-

port but I could not help
fearing they would object to
going farther up the river
which would have proved
a sore disappointment to
us - however they did not
favor us with a long visit
[u]They[/u] were exceedingly anx
ious to get a glimpse of the
foreign ladies - but we kept
the curtain between the rooms
down secluding ourselves ac-
cording to the custom OF chinese
women - and it would ^have been be quite
against their ideas of etiquette
to have asked admittance
so went away without being
gratified. Our boy went to market
but did not return with a very
large store of provisions so
two of the boatmen thought they
would better the weather say-
ing they could get us some
partridges. Henry has been
telling us of the game to be
found in this vicinity but
our hopes in this case were

not realized [--an--] nothing could
be purchased but two chicken
In the afternoon [--we--] went
through a pass in the moun-
tains and the scenery was indeed
grand. I can not describe the
beauty and sublimity of these
"everlasting" hills" they must
be seen to be appreciated -
In silent lonliness they left their
heads [--to the--] skyard seeming to
bid defiance to change and
decay -- Here and there clear
sparkling water came gushing
but from the rocks and we did
so long for a drink of cold water
something we never have in
Canton but the tempting
streams were quite beyond our
reach. many of these mountains
are terraced almost to the sum-
mit and here for the first time
since leaving home we have
seen corn fields yes real corn
fields and I felt almost as if
I was suddenly transported
to my native land - but the

[--twa--] tawny faces of these Chinamen
[--some of them scarcely half
clothed--] peering out at us from
among the green stalks soon
dispelled the illusion - We are
now in the temperate zone and
the country is losing the
tropical appearance it wears
about us at Canton. H
This even went off just about
dusk for a walk. The few people
we met [illegible] civil and quiet
though some [--were--] seemed a little
afraid but when Henry and
Hattie addressed them in
Chinese it quite reassured
them - saw one poor women
who had such a sore foot
which we found upon inqui
ry had been troubling her for
more than 2 years and [--look--]
had that red [--appe--] color which
accompanies Erysipelas
I did so wish we had some
thing which could cure her
she was indeed an object of
pity - The houses in this
vicinity seem made of bam
bo poles

8th
covered with clay but look
quite pretty at a little distance
The farming people were
just coming in from the
fields with their baskets of
corn [--and--] cucumbers and
other vegitables and one man
who was eating from an ear
of corn - when he found [?we?]
had this grain in our own
country and liked it at once
broke his ear [--corn--] of corn in [?9?] pieces and
gave to us. We are anchored
in a most beautiful spot
surrounded by a perfect am-
[?pattuatre?] of mountains and
the river as clear as [--chrys--]
[--crystal--] chrystal. Just back of us in a
valley [--in--] lies a chinese village
which is the only blot upon
the fair landscape . I feel as
if I would like to sweep it
away and [--put--] substitute one
of our neat pleasant New
England villages in its place
then the whole would be perfect
After dark we girls got down

[illegible] the side of the boat and
had a regular [--old--] old fash-
ioned [--paddling--] paddle in
the water feeling much re-
freshed thereby -
July 6th - This morning after
breakfast we took out books pre-
paratory to sepending a few
hours [--in the--] studying Chinese
but the beauty of the scen-
ery proved to great a tempta
tion and the books yielded
in favor of the scenery. The
rocks here are honeycombed
and we feel sure ^from appearances there must be
a good many caves in them
and they assume such varied shapes To day we have been giving
names to [--some--] a few which had
something suggestive about
them. Shall I [--tell you--] introduce
[--you to a few of them--] [illegible] such as
sentinel rock the Giants thumb
Church rock evergreen tower
Fort [illegible] etc etc. At one
place the water came pour-
ing down over a rock just as
[illegible] we could imagine it did at

Mt Horeb when Moses smote it
[--and to water--] to satisfy the third
of the Israelites and we Christened
that Moses rock. The river is
growing more shallow as we
ascend and I do enjoy watching
the variety of stones which
form its rocky bed. The
boatmen say there are [?300?]
rapids to be passed before we
reach Lin Chau - and we have
already had some experiences
among them. They seem like
miniature [illegible]'s - [--and the--]
but what proves pleasure to us
is any thing else to these poor
[--boatmen--] fellows for they have to put
forth all their strength to [--row
the boat--] role the boat past
them the current being [--against
them--] - quite rapid and against
them. This river would be
an excellent place for mills
and manufacturing estab-
lishments the [?water?] priv-
elege is so good but I imag-
ine some foreign nation or

nations will have to wake up
these slow Chinamen to the
fact that there are other
methods [--then--] besides [?were?] animal
strength which can be brought
to accomplish useful ends -
[--It does seem sad to see--]
It does seem sad to see a
country so rich in natural
advantages accomplishing
so little for the benefit of
mankind - but I believe the
day will come when this
same China will be among
the strong if not the most
powerful nation upon
the face of the earth. I
cannot yet grow accustomed
to men beging beasts of burden ^to all intents and purposes
[--W--] We have to day seen
some nice trim little cattle
grazing on the shore were
a very pretty light color -
and there and there the far-
mers are plowing with the
buffalo. There is one thing
which I have always noticed
[--her--] in this country and that

buffaloe 9th
is we see no half cultivated
fields - the work is invariably
well done. This eve had
quite a ramble on shore.
Had gone on a little dis-
tance when we espied a
huge buffalo in the water
this animal seems [--ex--] fond
of swimming and Lucy for
sport threw a sone nearly
hitting it. The old fellows
ire rose at once he [--most gav
loss--] gave two or three expres-
sive snorts and [--ru--] scram-
bled out looking as if he would
inihulate us in about a min
ute but the bank was too
high for him [--and after looke--]
to climb - so he looked his
indignation in a man-
ner which left no doubt
as to his inclinations - and
[--decided us--] and led us to
decide hereafter to adopt
the [--let al--] peace policy
with him and all his relations

Lucy and Hattie spent the
[--nex--] next hour gathering ferns
while Henry and I sat down
to watch the sunset which
reminded H- of those he had
witnessed [--in--] when on the Indian
ocean. There is something
about the atmosphere here
[--which--] a clearness which gives
us those magnificent[--ly--] tinted
clouds such as I have never seen at home which words [--can not--] quite fail
describe - while gazing at them
we feel as if we were getting a
glimpse of the better land even
the heavenly. Our nights have
been cool and pleasant and we
have certainly thus far done
our duty in the sleeping line
Good night to the dear ones at
home - [--we--] so far and yet in
thought so near -
July [--8--]7th This morning the
first sound I heard was Henrys
voice exhorting the boatmen to
get at once under way [--as--] There there
were some fortified caves [--quite--] a
[--a--] little distance away which we wished

to visit and it would be quite
[--impossib--] unwise to attempt
climbing up the mountain side
long after sunrise - The cook
was [--re aw--] roused to get coffee
for us while we [?3?] [--girls--] donned
our apparel with all speed. We
had planned the expedition the
eve before [--but--] and had hoped
to be able to anchor at the iden-
tical spot where these caves were
but the [--insects--] the swarms of
gnats which infested the place
attacked us with such fury we
[--had--] were obliged to [--drop--] go on a little
further [--down--] up the river to escape
[--from--] them. As there were some
rapids in the stream our men
did not like to recross them [--and--] so
procured a smaller craft to take
us back. Our party of 4 seated in
chairs at the head of the boat
with coffee pot, [--cups--] a box of
crackers [--to be disposed of by the
way--] on the floor beside us {to be
dispose of by the way} lead a
nice ride [--the cool morning

air--] reaching the desired landing
at 1/2 past fiver. One of our
men accompanied us to the
foot of the mountain but his
enthusiasm was not sufficient
to take him any farther. These
Chinese can not understand
why we care to go [--climbing--]
rambling about gathering ferns
and mosses - which seems like
so many weeds to them.
The general idea is that for-
eigners are seeking for treasure
in the hills and these natives
think we can see quite a
distance into the ground.
Some men at a temple where
we stopped the other morning
to rest while we were out
asked Henry if he could see
down 4ft. We found quite
a good foot path irregularly
paved with rough stones
which went up quite a
distance [--making the climber--]
helping us greatly. [--While--]
When we get out came in [?hand?]

tugging along in single file It
[--can think of nothing but--] 10
[--Chr--] seems a little as if we
were accompanying Christian
up the hill of difficulty.
These caves were used [--abo--]
by the inhabitants of the [illegible]
[illegible] as a place of refuge
from the hordes of pirates
and robbers which infested
the country about 20 years since
when the land was in a state
of rebellion . Something more
than a thousand of them
men women and children
made them a dwelling place
for four or five years sub-
sisting on what they could
raise within their forifica
tions. The enemy did not
dare to come up to attack
them in their rendervous [--of
in--] among the rocks. [?Double?] lines of
[--stone wall--] fortifications encircled their
retreat and they seemed to have
one last [?restort?] still farther up -
where the entrance to perhaps
the largest cave was protected

by a large stone wall - and
this place overlooked every
[--line--] of approach. We only
went to the mouth of one of them
as we did not feel it would do
to be late coming down on
account of the heat [--but I--]
Henry made a path for
his household by [?beating?] down
the bushes and vines and what
with the assistance of canes
parasols and [?sliding?] down
by clinging to [--gra--] the long
grass [--an--] and vines on either
side we affected our purpose
in safety [--perhaps I am sure
each--] I rather think
Henry felt a little relieved
when the thing was accom-
plished - for it would have
been at the expense of
bruises if not broken bones
if we had lost our footing
among the[--se--] stones -
I felt as I stood under
the overhanging rocks
[--As though--] and looked into
the dark recesses and caverns

[--illegible penetrating into the very
bowels of the earth--] where these poor people has lives so long
carried back to the time [--when--]
of the [--mar--] Christian martyrs
when God's servants were obliged
[--to flea--] secrete themselves to the dens and caves of
the earth. [--We stood on--] We
sung the doxology before leaving
and I suppose it is the first
time[--s--] those walls have ever
[illegible] to the sound of [--a--]
sacred music .I can not
tell you how nice it does
seems as we go on day by day
to sing Christian hyms in
places which have never
yet witnessed any thing but
heathen worship-- We found
the ^real English ivy just like that
I tried to bring out from home
growing in the greates profes-
sion, [--and have broug--] Lucy
and Hattie took some which
we hope will live and grow
in our [u]wee[/u] yard at Canton.
[--We came across an o--] and
we found some such delicate
ferns -- [--Before--] Just as we were

[Note: Whole page has been X-ed out]
Monday July 5th This morning
was awakened by the boatmen
getting our vessel under motion
and spent some time after
dressing, reading then studied
Chinese 2 hours before breakfast
About 9 oclock reached
[?Ham Quong?] a place of some
business judging [--of--] by the num-
ber of boats hurry and con
fusion . Some officials came
on board and we felt just
a little afraid they would
offer objections to our going
up the river farther. Their
long white shams fancy
colored shoes and large fans

11th
about leaving came across an
old man who very kindly
acted as our guide back to the
river - which we appreciated
as it was now quite hot --
I noticed many of the pav-
ing stones in the path were
blocks of [u]white[/u] marble and could
not help thinking how valua-
ble they would be in America
The people in the valley
were engaged in husking
corn - and laying it on
large stone floors which I
fancied might resemble the
ancient threshing floors of
Bible times. Henry talked
a little with a few of [--them--]
the company which followed
us as we came along but
they did not seem to believe
this new doctrine which
I suppose they had never
heard before. It does seem
sad beyond measure [--to see
these people--] [--day after day--] as we pass
along day after day to see

so many who never have and
probably never will hear of Jesus.
Oh Lord how long before this
nation shall be given to Christ
We reached the boat about
10 A M a damp delapidated
party and were glad to find
breakfast on the table - which
was dispatched in short order
[--and--] afterwards put on a clean
suit and had a sleep of 2 hours.
Hattie ditto -- This afternoon
our boat ran into some
rapids [--burned--] swung clear
about and passed over the
fall clearing the rocks [--and--]
righting itself [--by a--] with a
sudden tip much to the relief
of the poor boatmen who
exerted all their strength to
overcome the current. They
always get very much ex-
cited if any thing happens
out of the ordinary course -
I was glad the vessel was
not damaged. This eve
the others went out and

climbed up a hill where there
was such a nice grove of
pines but they found distance
lent enchantment to view
in the case - and returned just
a little dis-gusted. Another day
ended and we over 200 miles
from Canton. It is social eve
there to night and perhaps we
shall be missed. "Tis sweet
to be remembered" - and we
know we are in the home
on the hill. Last night I
dreamed of Father having
preached in his former pulpit
and telling me about his ser-
mon.
July 8th - This morning slept
until 7 A.M. do not know but
I shall get so sleep will become
the rules and being awake the
exception - but this is our
vacation and you know me
of old. This forenoon is but
a continuation of all that
is beautiful. I feel perfectly
[--helpless--] powerless to tell you

any thing about it. As I write
I hear the sound of the water
as it falls over the rocks before
behind us - taking me back in
thought to the night I spent in the
hotel at [illegible] where I [--and by listen--]
[--ing to the same sound of the--]
was lulled to sleep by the same
sound. "There is nothing I enjoy
much more than the [--sound--] music
[--of of--] rippling running water
The old rocks are seamed
and scared as though [--old--] father time
had dealt hardly with them
and all day the clouds have
rested down upon their
mountain summits mak-
them appear much higher
than they really are.
This morning we saw a
neat little temple fitted in
a large overhanging rock which
protected it on three sides [--while--]
with a stone wall in front
It was quite a distance up
the mountain side and [--los--]
made me think more of a
fortress than a place of worship

This afternoon passed [illegible] 12
mountain tops where lines
of fortification were thrown
up with a little watch tower
[?presing?] out from behind
from which there must have been a
how an enemy could reach
fine outlook -
such an elevation might be
a question. As these country
people have no police force
to appeal to in time of dan-
ger such precaution[--ary--] is
probably necessary . We have
noticed in a number of towns
a large [--house--] building put
up to serve as a place of
refuge for the inhabitants
in case of any disturbance
Yesterday we passed one of
the district cities - [--with--] its
well built wall and trim
houses presenting an appear
ance of neatness such as I
have not before seen [--in this--]
in China. The towns are usually
such you feel as if you would
enjoy pulling them down
and putting up the [--houses--] buildings

with an eye to the comfort of
the occupants. They are
[--often--] substantial enough but
not well situated [--often near--]
on low ground - down on the
very river's edge giving one the
idea of [--chills--] [?acne?] fevers etc.
The poor boatmen have
had hard pulling to day [--to--] taking
over the "[?tams?]" or rapids
it quite detracts from the
pleasure we would have
in going through the eddies
and [--whil--] whirlpools. I have
this afternoon seen the real
home river willows and it looked
like a familiar friend. It is
pleasant to think of being in
[--the--] our native zone.
We think a little of taking
a small boat at lin Chau
and going five days farther
up the river or as far as the
stream is [illegible] in that
case will have a little [?tase?]
of [--ruffing--] roughing it to speak in
familiar phrase. Those
[--nga--] troublesome gnats of which I have before

spoken are still on board
[--and--] sister Hattie and I look a
little as if we were having
an attack of small pox
Henry says we are pursuing
health and pleasure under
difficulties and we begin to
agree with him. I am afraid
the [u]color[/u] of our faces and the
scars we shall carry back
with us will not recommend
Lin Chau river but we are
having much enjoyment
nevertheless.
Sat morn, This morning
quite early we came to a
cave which the boatmen
assured us was well worth
a visit [--so--] put on our ex-
ploring suits landed found
we had only to ascend a
long flight of steps pass through
[--the entrance of what seemed--]
a temple which was put up
in the very mouth of the cave
and [--we--] were at once [--in--]
introduced to the dark passage

which the priests told us run
back six miles. Our men
served to enjoy examining
the various colored stones
exceedingly judging from
their exclamations of delight
at every fresh discovery [--of the--]
We went [--ab--] back about 450
ft when the top shelved down
until we were almost obliged
to crawl a little way upon
hands and knees when[--sud
denly--] when we came upon a wall of solid
rock ^which [illegible] forbade further ^progress in that
direction. The stalactites
and stalagnites were very
fine but [--we--] were not able
to break of a single one
[--so--] so failed to obtain any
keepsake except a few ferns
I found just outside the
temple-- I have never seen
any thing of its nature nearly
so fine as this wondered how
it would compare with
mammoth cave of Kentucky
Are almost at the end of our

13
journey will reach Lin Chau
to night. The men have
been very kind indeed anxious
we should see whatever was
worth seeing - do hope they
may receive some benefit
from spending 3 or 4 weeks
with us. [--This afternoon--]
Eve, Are enclosed [--just--] about
2 miles below Lin Chau -
where we expect to spend
Sabbath. This eve went out
[--for a--] thinking perhaps we
might climb up to a pretty
pagoda which stood upon a
steep perhaps I must should say hill
though it appeared like a
mountain but found it was
too late to undertake it as we
could not return before dark
Came to an enormous rock
standing out in the river
which we clambered out
upon and found "seats for
4" Boats were constantly
passing up and down and
you should have seen the

face of the [--people--] passengers
as the espied us. They stood
transfixed - and gaged [--as--] at us
as if we had fallen from the
sky - rather to the detriment
of the respective boats Several
of which came near run-
ning into a sand bank which
[illegible] quite a distance
into the water - [--It does give
one a strange sensation to
be stared at as if as though
she were--].
July 12th [--Yesterday we thoug--]
Henry went into the city
this morning [--went--] walked through
the length and breadth of it
said he saw two signs of
civilation therein our brimstone
matches - and the picture of
a steamer painted by a Chi-
namen. We do not expect
to enter the gates of the place
as it would be sure to create
disturbance. It is funny
to see the boat people row up
[--and--] to get a glimpse of the
strangers.

The soil in this region is very
red - and the natives much
taller and stronger in appear-
ance than at Canton. Have
met quite a good many who
seem to understand the Can-
tonese dialect quite well.
July 12th Yesterday thought we
should perhaps have a quiet
sabbath but quite early [--in t--]
people began to come down
to the boat to visit us first
by 2's two's and threes the com-
panies [--grow--] becoming larger
as they gained confidence
those who [--saw--] escaped in
safety going to bring their
friends - to inspect us so
that during the day we had
not less than 8- - and Henry
nearly the same number
number of visitors. They seemed
very pleasant and polite did
not ask numberless questions
about our dress, food, and
customs which is so often the
case but listened with at-
tention to what little of the

new doctrine which in so
brief [?peace?] could be present
ed to them . When it was known
that Hattie [--taught girls--] had a
school for girls quite a num-
ber [--see--] said they would like to
send their daughters and the
children seemed very bright and
attractive. Perhaps sometime
they may send some pupils
down to Canton. I always feel
when out on these trips I would
like so much to gather up
the interesting children we
come in contact with and
help to educate them - but
[--they--] when asked if they have
ever studied [--th--] the frequent
answer is Oh we are stupid
we are only girls. There are
I should judge quite a good
many Catholic about here
and the people although they
worship their ancestors do
not seem [--to have--] pray to so so many
different Gods as at Canton.
Late in the afternoon [--all--]
we all felt so tired with what

14
had been more like a recep-
tion day than any thing else
thought we would close up
the doors and have a little
quiet but in less than 10
minutes every window was
filled with heads - men
women - and Children looking
& jabbering like so many mag-
pies making rest quite out
of the question .As Henry had
gone out to a temple a short
distance away and as we
could not [--succeed--] influence
them to bid us good bye [?ap
pealed?] to the boatmen who
succeeded in getting rid of
that set only to be followed
by ever so many men who
waded out from shore and
planted themselves in a row
on one side the boat deter-
mined evidently to find out
what American women looked
like. After telling them Sin-
shang was on shore and
using various expedients to

relieve us of their presence
without success - one of the
men went to the head of the
boat and [--giving--] by a dextrous
movement of some sort gave
it a sudden lurch which
[--sent--] plunged the whole suddenly into
the water much to the dis
satisfaction of one gentleman
who looked rather forlorn as
he turned the water [--out of his--] from
shoes and shook [--out--] out his sham
in evident disgust at the whole
proceeding. The others being
not quite so well dressed en-
joyed the joke [--rathe--] somewhat
better - Altogether it proved a
busy [--illegible--] day and we were
very glad indeed to have met
so many - who have never
before had an opportunity
of listening to the gospel.
We wished so much we
could have promised ^them to
come back next year but
that was impossible as Henry
and Hattie will not be in

China [--here--] then. How nice it
would be if there was a good
earnest missionary to settle
down among this people my
heart went out in sympathy
for them [--more--] than almost more
any I have yet seen -- but the
day is not yet when will it
come? More prayer - more men
more money - before China's
sons and daughters shall be
taught the way of salvation.
[--Good mo--] We sang "Thine
Earthly Sabbaths" and I felt loved
ones on the other side of the
waters joined a little later in
the same strains -- I hope
you will sometimes sing
"Jerusalem" for me. The sweet
bye and bye is one of my favor-
ites also but Jerusalem I seem to have a special ownership in.
[--Monday--] What a joy it will be
to [--he--] enter there - and enjoy the rest
of heaven.
Monday - At 4 oclock [--th--] we
were all awake preparing to
go up to the pagoda the walk

posponed sat eve. It looked so
steep my hear almost failed me
but I had come safely through
several such expectations and
did not enjoy being left behind
so ventured [--it--] to try - the ascent
We found a paved foor path
which extended [--up--] perhaps over
half the distance when we
came up to a little group of
men one of whom pointed
out the direction we were to
take to reach the top but
another said - oh just go [--up--]
straight up from this side
it is the only way. Now if any
set of mortals could have
accomplished that feat I am
positive I was not one of
them - however the fellow was
a little too late with his advice
as the first looked more trust
worthy we followed his direc-
tion and soon discovered the
right way - going up with very
little difficulty. This pagoda
built on its site 1000 ft

15
from the ground is the finest
one I have seen but is now
beginning to show the marks
of age has stood several
hundred years. Pagodas are
built to [?propitiate? the fung
shui - and secure good luck
are of no practical use as
very few of them can be
entered at all. We had a
nice view of lin Chau from
this elevation and a fine
range of mts, stretched away
north ward one peak much
higher then any of the others
Henry gave the name of
Mt Prospect. Perhaps I have
already told you on his pre-
vious trip he made a map
of this river which [--this time--]
he is this time revising
so perhaps some of the
names we have given at
different points may be
preserved. I suppose lin
Chau is a city of 30 000
inhabitants built in a plain

and a place of considerable
trade in saltwood [?etc?].
We sat a long time - talking
of our trip - and feeling this
was the turning back point
Henry cut out [?innitials?]
on the pagoda - and we
had a nice little sing
before coming down. singing
these mission hymns at
these points seems almost
like taking possession of
the land in the name of [--our--]
the Master. While [--com--]
descending came upon a
company of men and women
carrying fruit and vegitables
to market. One man had
some baskets of the finest
peaches I think I ever saw
we at once took the whole
about a peck paying 25cts, so
we shall revel in them for
a few days - would have
bought them for canning
had we felt sure they would
have kept until [--we--] reaching

Canton . The women here
wear large hats with a fringe
of cloth sewed about the
brim which is a great pro-
tection form the sun looks
much more comfortable than
exposing the head as they do
with us. Just before leaving
our anchorage quite a compa-
by of woman came down from
the city to visit us. Were
very nice pleasant looking
people well dressed - and gave
us an invitation to go back
with them and spend the day
but it was not felt to be
best lest any good impression
which might have been left
should be destroyed by our
going personally into their
midst-- These people must
grow accustomed to foreigners
by degrees and if they can
gain their confidence without
exciting their anger it certain
ly will be better --
About 2 hours after leaving

we entered the finest moun-
tain pass there is on the
river. I did not describe it
on the way up [--because--] though
perhaps could do it better jus
tice after seeing it again -
but can only say I have never
never seen any thing nearly
so beautiful - wish so much
I had [--seen--] been down the
Hudson so could compare it
with that but can not con-
cieve how it could be sur-
passed . There have been
rains since going up [--so--]
raising the water somewhat
and in many places - the
most beautiful cascades
come [?stumbling?] down the
mountain side perhaps
from a height of 150 or 200
feet adding much to what
seemed perfectly grand before
About noon we came to
a pile of rocks jutting out
into the river said to be
the "cave of [?sleeping?] [illegible]"

16
and the Captain proposed
we should climb up into [--the--]
it. I must say it did seem
a little venturesome to clamber
around - by a little path only
wide enough for a foot-
path where had we fallen
should have gone down
into the rapid current below
but we went and returned
in safety being rewarded
by a seat under the over
[illegible] rocks - perhaps 30
ft from the ground in [--the]
one of the lovliest spots
I ever expect to see -
I am sure I shall never
forget the magnificent
wall of rock - just opposite
us - upon which we gazed
more than an hour con-
stantly finding something
new to admire. I kept
thinking of Mrs Stanhope
how she would delight to
paint the scene our eyes
rested upon.

Left this point but half satis-
fied but time will not wait
and so good bye to what is
pictured upon memory
to enjoy over and over again
in thought. What a blessing
it is that people are permitted
so see so many beautiful
things in nature --
In the afternoon went into
a beautiful little cave which
seemed a very work of
greenery [--of--] ferns - and mosses
with [--little--] miniature water
falls here and there through
it Afterward visited a [--place
where there u--] factory where
the ^cedar wood of which inscense
sticks is made is prepared
for use -- It is ground to a
powder boxed up and sent
to Canton and I think put
on as a coating to small
sticks made of less valua-
ble wood. Here we saw
the overshot water wheel
and trip hammer of Chinese
make doing most effective

service - just before reaching
this mill I had the misfor-
tune to slip into a seat in
a rice field - well if Sarah
remembers an accident
with Dolly once and its ef-
fect upon her person ap-
pearance she can judge
of my [--appea--] condition though
I think mine was about
the comparative degree.
Well [--we--] evening found
us a tired company but
we did not fail of our
river bath. We really had
the vanity to think we
might be able to learn the
art of swimming before
getting back to Canton but
our resolution begins to
fail us - however we can
all float with a little as
sistance -- This day has
[illegible] full of enjoyment
one we shall remember
a long long time
July 13th To day about
noon left the boat to visit

some hot springs and tried
the experiment of boiling
an egg but the water was
not [--ho--] warm enough
[--but--] could not bear the
hand in it where it bub-
bled out form under the
rocks. Has been a very
very warm day -
This morning went into
a temple or cave where I
think there were 189 idols -
The people and priests did not
seem particularly pleased to
see us. As I was standing
before the shrine which con-
tained the largest one put
my finger upon one of the
insence sticks in a vessel
near and asked one of them
of what it was made. He
looked at me a moment
and then dispersed those of
us standing there in much
less time than I can write
this -- It is very seldom we
find the priests so ill humor-
ed --

17
July 22nd Almost home again
but we are to visit one
more place of interest. [?Yeng
u Shau?] - As it is 4 miles from
the river we have conclu-
ded to indulge in the lux
ury of chairs at an expense
of 50 cts apiece-- These chairs
are very simple affairs com-
posed of two long bamboo
poles with one board swung
down from the middle
to serve as a seat another
a little further forward
answering as a rest for the
feet. The men carry them
about when not in use just
as a person would a ladder
They are called mountain
chairs and are nice in one
respect whether the bearers are
travelling up or down hill
the one riding maintains
a perpendicular position.
"My men" were quite talkative
and would have given me
considerable information

could I have understood
all they said. I notice in
this locality women seem
to do all the field work -
some of them were plough-
ing with the water buffalo.
One of these animals spied
us and ran quite a dis-
tance dragging the plough
at his heels [illegible] did no one
any damage. This place
[?Yengu shau?] seemed like a
beautiful home forest or
perhaps a succession of groves
with a very fine water-fall
which falls over [?3?] ledges of
rocks - perfectly clear - perfectly
beautiful. I felt as if I would
so love to sit down near it
and let it dash over me did
clamber down near enough
to put my hand into the
spray. We all talked of the
plausibility of a summer
retreat here for the Canton
missionaries - is only 2 days
distant and such a home of

nature is a very restful place
to visit. At the summit of
the Mt was the finest temple
I have seen in China so
neatly kept. Henry says it
is a place where many of the
rich come to worship
Hattie is not feeling the best
to day has had trouble with
her teeth and her face is
quite swolen. About noon
returned to the boat found the
mend did not care to go on
as they feared high wind but
we were so anxious to get
home on saturday had them
take us about [illegible] hours farther
down. The appearances in-
dictate a Typhoon some where
about --
[u]23rd[/u] Last night had a little
scene -- some one came
aboard and attempted to carry
off one of the anchors but
being discovered dropped his
prize into the water and
fled-- Was suddenly wakened

by the noise but concluded
[--there--] whatever was the matter
there was little danger of
thieves or robbers coming aboard
amid such a noise . These
Chinese seen never anxious
to catch a thief simply find
their property. This forenoon
took our last walk on
shore for this time - do not
think we shall have another
such trip until Henry and
Hattie return from America
Have since been pack
ing up our goods and
Commodities preparatory to
going on shore. Our pro-
visions have held out nicely
and nothing but the gnats
and cockroaches have in-
terfered with out enjoyment
The only time we have
been disappointed in
sight seeing was in an
attempt to visit a [u]silver
mine[/u] where it was said
the metal was taken out

18
exclusively for the use of the
Emperor. After a warm
walk up quite a steep hill
found absolutely no reward
for our exertion. Could
hardly find a shelter where-
in to cool off and decided
then and there our prov
ince was not to search
for silver -
I wish all our dear mis-
sionaries could go up the
Lin Chau river am sure
it would [--t--] do them ever
so much good.
July 26th Are safe in
Canton and fall very nat
urally into the every day
routine of work. The
Chinese say we are as black
as they are and I musn't
confess the constrast between
us and our European friends
is rather striking. How-
ever they gave us a warm
welcome notwithstanding
I should not be surprised

if another company would
the experiment a
few months later wish
so much they would
Had such a nice large
mail awaiting us and
spent the whole of satur-
day eve, reading letters
and papers- My good
ladies at Bloomfield have
sent me a present in
money to take a trip which
[illegible] in the mean time have
done Must say good night
as it is getting late
The next time Hattie
leaves Canton it will be
for America. I suppose
the time seems just at
hand now. I have to
day commenced reading
the testament in [?book?]
language - is about as
different from the collo-
quial as Satin is from
English-- Hattie will
open the school in about 2
weeks. Good night with love Mattie




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第三
6 月 20 日唤醒光
带着梦幻般的感觉
一些我不去的原因
睡个早觉,然后
很快就实现了一半的想法
形成的想法是
我们要去爬山
方便的时候
免得我们的敌人太阳
应该干扰
项目。快速马桶、杯子
咖啡和一些饼干
处理掉了,我们被
关闭 - 但不是
看说四点半
手会指向
到五点半。这
印花布连衣裙
这样的旅人还在
值班 - 尽管这是最后一次
经验也证明了
我很害怕。
我们先通过
脚下的一座寺庙
然后山跟着一块石头
走了很长一段路
与另一个人的距离——当我们

撞到一个狭窄的地方
路径和攀登始于
好认真。没有
在亨利切之前走得很远
粗壮的手杖 - 哪个
我保证服务很好
你。我以前从未有过
应有的尊重手杖,但
现在就欣赏他们的价值
我确定。当大约一半
去山顶的路上坐下
在一些松树下,有
和现在一模一样的景色——
由您拥有的立体视图编辑
“云端之上”的蒸汽
从山谷中升起
渗透在这里和那里
一座比它的邻居更有抱负的山顶——
看起来像一个岛屿
明亮的大海切断了我们
来自下层世界,似乎把我们放在地球上
和天堂。就在我们之前
到达顶峰
变得非常困难——
我们中的一些人开始害怕
如果一旦安全完成

这将是一个不小的壮举
返回,但已经太近了
完成了我们的目标
那么请提出我们的观点。是
三个小时上去花了
顶部和之前的一个小时
离开唱最爱
或每首最喜欢的赞美诗
我们的家庭成员
遥远的故乡
我曾在某一时刻看到最多
生长在美丽的百合
极度孤独
一朵最芬芳的花——
这似乎是-
在沙漠中散发出芬芳
空气。当部分下降时
发现了一个美丽清晰的
泉水清凉
受到赞赏。到达时
ing 第一座寺庙坐下
一些牧师休息时
进入对话
亨利问他怎么
他能看到很远的地方
地面?想也许 4
脚。这是完全不可能的
让他们相信外国人

没有这个权力和
因此他们看到黄金和
银存在。蕨类植物
我们不断地聚集
在我们的散步中,他们得出结论
被调制成一些
一种药
你能看到吗
当我们到达
船永远不会有
指责我们是白人
人——美洲印第安人可以
没有获得所有权
红色的我认为如果比较
与我一起。亨利开始
结束一年半
在中国没有抢劫
我的颜色完全和
我的手好像被烧伤了
几乎被烫伤了。但我有
一直非常希望
登上一座山,在中国这里
愿望实现了
我们花了一个下午在
无所作为
假设但感觉很放松
这个前夕。有一些你看到的力量

7 月 1 日 这是我们亲爱的父亲
生日和我们的一部分
在中国的圈子已经
思考 说 和 写
给他。就像我在脑海中一样
回忆我珍贵的形状
父母。我想知道有多大
它在期间发生了变化
过去两年。的秋天
去年冬天似乎已经离开
它的影响,但我确实希望他们
一段时间后会过去
明年你将拥有
两个广州人陪你
庆祝这一天-会吗
如果我们都幸免于难,那就不好了
找到这么近的数字
完美的。你可以算我
我也会在那里
精神。我亲爱的父母
仍然有很多回报
那天。我不能不希望
我可能还会在
肉。令人愉快的是
到目前为止,变化如此之小
回家看起来很
对亨利和海蒂来说很自然

7 月 2 日 我们发现它是 4 日
在我们收养的房子里温暖
温度计从
96° 到 98 日复一日 - 这
在中国意味着炎热的天气——
但微风是
一个几乎不变的同伴使空气变得温和
它可以忍受 - 无论如何
它并不比在 can-
吨。我们担心我们应该
晚上吃苦头
但是船夫很
好让我们能够
保持窗户打开
非常感激地收到了意想不到的帮助。我们有同样的
我们去年有的船,但是
会坚持的人
把每件事都闭嘴
紧得像个盒子,生怕
盗贼不是n 登上这个
占我们的时间
自由。如果你可以
我看过我们
认为它似乎
和你一样像家一样
会找到露西和
我读书时海蒂缝纫

汤姆·布希 (Tom Bughy) 在
牛津亨利拿出一本书
我们的图书馆。我感觉
好像我应该很快
生火并穿上
晚饭的茶壶——
想想如果我在某个
“山上的房子”可能有
非常高兴地这样做了
将委托海蒂做
明年有时对我来说
我们在的这个前夜
出去走走。我看到了一点
鸟儿倒在一边
小山的——一个人上来了
他用一根长杆
向前扑去,尽我所能
当他举起
杆 有 小 囚犯 安全 在 最后 不是
受伤最少并且
男人画了他
并将他妥善保管
在他提着的篮子里。
我们无法看到他如何
做了但终于找到了
他身上有一种粘性物质
棍子的末端

鸟无法脱离
自己 - 而是一种新方法
的鸟捕捉。国家
这里人烟稀少
而且似乎很
确实是小木头——如果应该的话
曾经在农场布置
在家里 - 想想石墙
必然会回答
围栏的目的。我觉得
如果我想找大
这些羊群
山边似乎是一个
可惜这么大
大片的牧场将成为
闲着。我们的一件事
非常享受是缺席
几乎覆盖的坟墓
广州的所有海拔
我们在北方一直注意到的一个特征
我们最后一次旅行中的河流
年。我们来过两次
穿过一种蛇
黄色的头像
铜头蛇的
美国之蛇及其咬伤
据说很毒

今天我们路过一条小鱼——
ing [无法辨认] 并且很长
竹竿坐 8 或 6
我第一个钓鸬鹚
见过。业主带他们
到河中,让他们
潜水钓鱼说他们抓到了
期间大量
年——是一只昂贵的鸟
每件花费 10 美元或更多美元
几乎看不到穷人
渔民永远有钱
足以购买它们。
到晚上锚定在
最可爱的景点之一
靠近一个大村庄
亨利访问了 2 年后
发现人们不喜欢外国人。
似乎有
成为大量的
当地的渔民
谁掌管企业
勤奋,但亨利说
他想看到一个中国人真的钓到鱼
在他所有的旅行中,我认为
他从未见过这样的
发生。

七月星期六 [无法辨认] 进入 [无法辨认]
今早轮洲河
现在我们要告别了
到浑浊的海水
北河为这清流的蒸汽东西我
将享受几乎超越
措施。我开始总结
经过这几天的经历
纯净的空气纯净的水和甜
有一些香水——
中国干净的东西 - 但一个
当然必须进入
国家认清事实
这真的是一天
看到叹息——我们已经站了起来
大部分时间在一个或
我们的 5 扇门中的其他
建立盛宴我们
眼中的美景
山景与酒水——
尽情享受
我们的能力
自然。翠绿
在丘陵地带是在它的
一年中这个时候的完美和黑暗的松树
伸向远方
斜坡峰会提醒

我亲爱的旧新英格兰
小庙她和
到处散落总是占据
国家最好的情况
提供 - 但是不会让我们忘记我们被偶像崇拜所包围
人们 -
我们很难说这些建筑在每个地方都能找到
高山和每一个
绿树,但仍然是
非常多。有
是我们的修饰符之一
快乐的形式
一种小蚊子
最分钟 [无法辨认]
今天下午
被介绍给我们公司 - 事实证明
对海蒂有毒
我 - 烧伤和刺痛
足以让我们非常
不舒服。我从未跌倒
爱上了昆虫
创造可能希望我是
不太受他们欢迎
他们的注意力远没有
合适的 -

今天下午不得不
吃晚饭,所以我们的
肉类供应已发出
不得不等到我们
到达市场
购买。我们的男孩
带着遗憾回来
脸上说他能找到“但是
一只鸡,那是
太贵了”获得了一个
小猪肉,所以我们的前景
因为明天没有
最好,但我们不会感到特别不安。我们应该
看不到面包,直到我们
返回广州,但采取了
预防措施,以提供我们的
自己提供饼干
亨利变成了这样一个
他不吃米饭的人
错过上面提到的
如果有的话,文章很多 - 和
从胃口来看
我们都有没有
如果它有报警的余地
是一个负数。
这个前夜没有离开
我们散步的船

直到很晚才像我们一样
不关心村民
知道我们的到来
我们几乎为我们所做的感到抱歉
不采用中国服装
在旅途中
不应该吸引这么多
通知 - 有
到目前为止有点锚定
远离大城镇
从而避开了人群,
这将聚集在视线
一个外国人,尤其是在这里
居民在哪里
没见过外国人
淑女。船夫是
陷入沉睡的判断
听声音——可怜的家伙
他们的生活确实很艰难
我总是为
当我们有他们的时候
顺风由此而来
让他们休息一下。
明天他们将没有
踩踏——因为它将是
安息日。我经常想
自从上船以来-会
那些日复一日服务的人
我们可能最终会找到进入[无法辨认]的入口

7 月 4 日 今天我们的想法 6
在我们的祖国
虽然我们在这里锚定
在这条河的中间
远离任何外国人——
归属是何等的幸福
到一个基督教国家,并且可能
我们心爱的美国万岁
照亮
福音给坐在的国家
在黑暗中。什么工作可以
与此相比
当地球和
它的事情会过去的
离开。今天早上几
男人走进亨利的房间
他和他谈了很久
他们试图解释
救赎之道,但当
他开始说起
灵魂他们不知道什么
这个词的意思
H试图通过带来
起自己的风俗
祭拜他们的祖先
他们明白这不是
身体,但他们的精神

恐惧和他们付出的代价
尊敬。他们非常心甘情愿
收到书 - 不久之后
他们的出发是一艘小船
走到旁边问哥哥
上岸与
小村子里的人
附近-总是更好
如果可能的话,收到邀请在
这种情况肯定是
礼貌地接受 - 并倾听
至少在某种程度上
的关注。亨利离开后
一些女人走近
尽可能看着我们
经过一番劝说
被诱导上船。
一个被证明是女人
5年前谁被偷了
远离她的丈夫和
Wampoa 的孩子一个地方
距广州 12 英里
在这里被卖和结婚生了一个女儿
说她很想
回去,但这是不可能的

她带我们去了她的村庄
但我们坐在下面
树在外面很快
相当多的公司聚集在一起
关于我们 - 海蒂聊了一会儿
对这个女人说
谁看起来感兴趣并问
很多问题。她
似乎比
我们平时的女人
见面 - 可怜的事情我这样做了
可怜她。我们做了一个奇怪的
看组海蒂坐在
草露西和我站着
近 - 有[难以辨认]婴儿的妇女
在他们的背上 - 男人背着
一篮子农产品
每次来的时候都停下来
看到和听到
外国女人。光头
赤脚——有些凝视
在毫不掩饰的惊讶中
其他人微笑一两个
好像整个人都在笑
一个很好的笑话,起床了
他们的娱乐

两只大水牛
我在附近吃草
怕他们走路
进入我们中间但是没有
扰动源于
那个季度。我们现在这样
离广州很远
除了使用那个
方言仍然是人们似乎
部分理解什么
对他们说 - 我们没有
一直做我们的向导
似乎急于带来
我们回来了——我们判断是因为
这么多人加入了公司。
已经说了几句
口语——一些基督教书籍
散了,我们就走
在我们的路上希望一些
时间他们可能会做得很好。
我不相信一个可以
与这些异教徒混在一起
很久没有意识到
改变宗教
屹立了这么多个世纪
一定是时间的产物——
但是一千年
主只是他的一天
[注:写在右边空白处]
自己的好时光就会完成

7日
7月5日今早醒来
很早 - 穿着安静,所以
那就不要打扰女孩们
在船外坐了很久看
日出。光过
远处的山丘
是如此美丽,就像我一样
凝视着金色的云彩
在东方不禁想到
的通道。当。。。的时候
国王将在他的荣耀中降临
和所有的圣天使
那我们就坐在他上面
他荣耀的宝座”似乎
好像很难看
明亮灿烂的云彩没有
想着天堂——
9点左右到达了
相当大的城镇
叫咸光。一些
海关官员来了
在船上 - 他们的长白色
礼服 - 花式鞋子和大号
粉丝们给了他们很多
重要人物的出现——
亨利拿出他的护照

但我忍不住
怕他们反对
沿着河往上走
这将证明
非常失望
我们——但他们没有
长期拜访我们
他们非常着急
看一眼
外国女士——但我们一直
房间之间的窗帘
按照风俗习惯自闭
中国女人——本来应该是相当的
反对他们的礼仪观念
要求入场
所以就这样走了
欣慰。我们的男孩
去市场
但并没有带着非常
大量的食物,所以
两个船夫认为他们
天气会更好,说他们可以给我们一些
鹧鸪。亨利已经
告诉我们游戏是
发现在这附近,但
在这种情况下,我们的希望是

没有意识到什么都不能
被购买,但两只鸡
下午去了
穿过山口,风景确实是
盛大。我无法描述
这些的美丽和崇高
“永恒的”山丘“他们必须
被视为受到赞赏 -
他们在寂静的孤独中举起他们的
头朝天似乎
挑战改变和
衰变 - 这里和那里清晰
苏打水喷涌而出
但是从岩石上,我们做到了
好想喝点冷水
我们从未拥有过的东西
广州不过很诱人
溪流远远超出了我们的
抵达。许多这些山
梯田几乎到达山顶,第一次来到这里
自从离开家我们有了
见过的玉米地 是的 真正的玉米
田野,我感觉好像
我突然被传送
到我的故乡——但是

这些中国人的黄褐色脸
凝视着我们
很快在绿色的茎秆中
消除了幻想——我们是
现在在温带和
这个国家正在失去
它穿着的热带外观
关于我们在广州。 H
这甚至发生了
黄昏散步。少数人
我们遇到了 [难以辨认] 文雅而安静的
虽然有些看起来有点
害怕,但当亨利和
海蒂向他们致辞
中国人很放心
他们 - 看到一个可怜的女人
谁的脚这么痛
我们在询问后发现一直困扰着她
2年以上和
有那种红色
伴随丹毒
我真希望我们有一些
可以治愈她的东西
她确实是一个对象
可惜——这里的房子
附近似乎由 bam 制成
博极

8日
用粘土覆盖,但看
在不远的地方相当漂亮
农民是
刚从
带着篮子的田野
玉米黄瓜和
其他蔬菜和一个男人
谁从耳朵里吃东西
玉米——当他发现我们
我们自己有这种谷物
国家并立即喜欢它
把他的玉米穗折成 9 块,然后
给了我们。我们被锚定
在最美的地方
四周环绕着完美的群山圆形剧场,
河水一样清澈
水晶。就在我们后面
山谷里有一个中国村庄
这是唯一的污点
公平的风景。我觉得
如果我想扫它
离开并替换一个
我们整洁愉快的新
英格兰村庄取而代之
那么整体就完美了
天黑后我们女孩下来了

[无法辨认] 船的一侧和
有一个普通的老式桨
让水感觉清爽多了——
7 月 6 日 - 今天早上之后
早餐我们拿出书准备花几个
学中文的时间
但是风景的美丽被证明是一种巨大的诱惑,书籍让步了
有利于风景。这
这里的岩石是蜂窝状的
我们确信从外表上肯定有
里面有很多洞穴
它们呈现出如此多变的形状今天我们一直在给予
一些有的名字
暗示性的东西
他们。我介绍一下
[难以辨认] 比如
哨兵摇滚巨人拇指
教堂岩石常青塔
堡垒 [无法辨认] 等。
把水倒在一块岩石上,就像
[无法辨认] 我们可以想象它在

摩西击打何烈山时
满足第三
以色列人和我们受洗
摩西岩石。这条河是
随着我们变得越来越浅
上升,我很喜欢看
各种各样的石头
形成它的岩石床。这
船夫说有300
在我们之前要通过的急流
到达林洲 - 我们有
已经有了一些经验
其中。他们好像
微型[无法辨认]的-
但是什么证明了我们的快乐
对这些穷人来说还有什么别的吗
伙计们,因为他们必须把
竭尽全力划船过去
他们现在的存在 - 相当迅速和反对
他们。这条河将是
工厂的好地方
和制造企业的水特权是如此之好,但我想一些外国或

各国将不得不醒来
这些慢吞吞的中国人
事实上还有其他
除了动物之外的方法
可以带来的力量
完成有用的目的——

看到一个好像很难过
国家如此丰富的自然资源
实现的优势
这么少的好处
人类——但我相信
这一天终将到来
同样的中国将在其中
如果不是最强的话
强国在
地球的表面。我
还不能习惯
对男人而言,无论出于何种意图和目的,他都是负重的野兽
我们必须今天看到
一些漂亮的小牛
在岸边放牧的是
非常漂亮的浅色 -
那里那里的农民正在耕作
水牛。有一件事
我一直注意到
在这个国家和那个

布法罗 9 号
我们是不是看到了没有半分耕耘
领域 - 工作总是
做得好。这个前夜有
在岸上漫步。
当我们发现一个
巨大的水牛在水中
这种动物似乎很喜欢
游泳和露西的
运动几乎扔了一个
击中它。老伙计们
他立刻怒火中烧,两三声富有表现力的哼了一声,然后爬了出去,好像他会
在大约一分钟内让我们绝缘,但银行也
对他来说很高
爬上去——所以他看着他的
以一种毫无疑问的方式表示愤慨
至于他的倾向——和
并带领我们
决定以后采纳
和平政策
与他和他所有的亲戚

露西和海蒂花了
下一小时收集蕨类植物
当亨利和我坐下时
看日落
让 H- 想起了他曾经拥有的那些
目击时在印度
海洋。有东西
关于这里的气氛
一种清晰的给人
我们那些华丽的有色
像我在家里从未见过的云,哪个词很失败
描述 - 凝视着他们
我们感觉好像我们得到了一个
甚至可以瞥见更好的土地
天上的。我们的夜晚有
凉爽宜人,我们
到目前为止肯定已经完成
我们在睡眠线上的职责
亲爱的人晚安
家 - 到目前为止,尚未在
想得那么近——
7月7日今早
我听到的第一个声音是亨利
号召船夫的声音
马上出发
是一些坚固的洞穴
我们希望的距离很近

参观,这将是相当
不明智的尝试
爬上山边
日出后很久——厨师
被唤醒去喝咖啡
对我们来说,当我们 3 穿上
我们的服装以最快的速度。我们
已经计划了这次探险
前夕,曾希望
能够锚定在这些洞穴所在的同一地点
但成群结队
出没这个地方的蚊虫
我们如此愤怒地攻击我们
不得不继续一点
再往上游逃
他们。因为有一些
我们的男人在溪流中激流
不喜欢重新穿越它们
购买了一艘较小的飞船
我们回来。我们的 4 人聚会
船头的椅子
带咖啡壶,一盒
我们旁边地板上的饼干{成为
顺便处理一下}导致一个
不错的骑行

到达期望的着陆点
下午 1/2 时。我们的一个
男人陪我们去
山脚下可是他的
热情不够
带他走得​​更远。这些
中文看不懂
为什么我们要离开
胡乱收集蕨类植物
和苔藓——看起来像
他们有这么多杂草。
大意是外国人在寻宝
在山上和这些当地人
认为我们可以看到相当多的
到地面的距离。
有些人在寺庙里
那天早上我们停了下来
在我们外出时休息
问亨利他能不能看到
下降 4 英尺。我们发现相当
不规则的好人行道
用粗糙的石头铺成
涨了不少
距离
极大地帮助了我们。
当我们出去的时候就在手

在单个文件中拖拽它
10
似乎有点像我们
陪伴基督徒
爬上困难的山坡。
这些洞穴被使用
由[无法辨认]的居民
[无法辨认] 作为避难所
来自海盗群
和出没的强盗
这个国家大约 20 年后
当土地处于某种状态时
的叛逆。更多的东西
超过一千个
男人女人和儿童
使他们成为居所
靠自己的能力维持四五年
在他们的防御工事内升起。
敌人没有
敢上来攻击
他们在岩石中会合。双线
防御工事包围了他们
撤退,他们似乎有
最后一次恢复还在更远的地方-
也许入口在哪里
最大的洞穴受到保护

靠一堵大石墙——还有
这个地方忽略了每一个
的方法。只有我们
走到其中一个人的嘴边
因为我们不觉得它会做
迟到
热量的帐户
亨利为
殴打他的家人
灌木和藤蔓什么的
在拐杖的帮助下
遮阳伞和滑下来
通过坚持长期
草和藤蔓
我们影响了我们的目的
在安全方面,我宁愿认为
亨利稍微松了口气
当事情完成时——因为它会
以牺牲
如果没有骨折,会出现瘀伤
如果我们失去了立足点
石头之间——
当我站在下面时,我感到
悬垂的岩石
并调查了
黑暗的凹处和洞穴

[--难以辨认的渗透到非常
大地的肠子——]这些可怜的人在那里活了这么久
回到过去
基督教殉道者
当上帝的仆人有义务时
将自己隐藏在洞穴和洞穴中
地球。我们
离开前唱赞美诗
我想这是第一个
那些墙壁曾经有过的时间
[无法辨认] 的声音
神圣的音乐。我不能
告诉你它有多好
似乎我们每天都在进行
唱基督教赞美诗
从来没有的地方
但目睹了任何事情,但
异教崇拜——我们发现
真正的英国常春藤就是这样
我试着从家里带出来
在最伟大的职业中成长,
露西和海蒂拿了一些
我们希望生活和成长
在我们在广州的小院子里。

我们发现了一些如此精致的
蕨类植物
——就像我们一样

[注:整页已被删掉]
7月5日星期一今天早上
被船夫吵醒
让我们的船动起来
并花了一段时间后
穿衣,读书,然后学习
早餐前2小时中餐
9点左右到了
Ham Quong 一些地方
以快船数量来判断生意
融合。一些官员来了
在船上,我们感觉刚刚好
有点害怕他们会
反对我们去
顺着河往上走。他们的
长长的白色假装花哨
彩鞋和大扇子

11日
关于离开遇到了一个
很和蔼的老人
充当我们返回的向导
河 - 我们很感激
因为现在很热——
我注意到路上的许多铺路石都是
白色大理石块和可以
不禁想到他们在美国会有多有价值
山谷里的人
从事脱壳工作
玉米 - 并把它放在上面
我的大石头地板
幻想可能类似于
古老的打谷场
圣经时代。亨利谈话
一点点
随后的公司
我们来的时候,但是
他们似乎不相信
这种新学说
我想他们从来没有
以前听过。看起来确实
当我们经过时,悲伤无法估量
日复一日地去看

很多人从来没有
可能永远不会听到耶稣。
哦,上帝在这之前多久
民族将归于基督
我们到了大约
上午 10 点潮湿破旧
聚会,很高兴找到
餐桌上的早餐——哪个
已在短时间内发送
然后穿上干净的
西装,睡了2个小时。
海蒂同上——今天下午
我们的船遇到了一些
急流荡然无存
关于并经过
秋天清理岩石

突然小费大大缓解
那些可怜的船夫
用尽了所有的力量
克服当前。他们
如果发生任何事情,总是会非常兴奋
不同寻常的课程——
我很高兴这艘船
没有损坏。这个前夜
其他人出去了

爬上那里的一座小山
是一个很好的小树林
松树,但他们发现了距离
给人以观赏的魅力
在这种情况下 - 刚回来
有点反感。另一天
结束,我们超过 200 英里
来自广州。这是社交前夜
到晚上,也许我们
将被错过。 “好甜
被记住”——我们
知道我们在家里
在山上。昨晚我
梦见父亲有
在他以前的讲坛上讲道
并告诉我他的布道。

7月8日——今早睡了
直到早上 7 点不知道但是
我会得到所以睡眠会变成
规则和清醒
例外 - 但这是我们的
假期,你认识我
旧的。这个下午不过
所有这一切的延续
是美丽的。我感觉很完美
无力告诉你

关于它的任何事情。当我写
我听到水的声音
因为它之前掉在岩石上
在我们身后——带我回去
想到我在
我在 [无法辨认] 的酒店

被同一个哄睡着了
声音。 “没有什么是我喜欢的
不仅仅是音乐
荡漾的流水
古老的岩石被缝合
像父亲一样害怕
几乎没有和他们打交道
整天乌云密布
靠在他们的
山峰使
它们看起来要高得多
比实际情况。
今天早上我们看到了一个
整洁的小寺庙安装在
一块巨大的悬垂岩石
从三个侧面保护它
前面有一堵石墙
这是相当远的距离
山边和
让我想到了更多
堡垒比礼拜场所

今天下午过了[无法辨认] 12
山顶有线条
防御工事被抛出
建了一个小瞭望塔
从背后压出
一定有一个
敌人如何到达
美好的前景——
这样的海拔可能是
一个问题。作为这些国家
人们没有警察
在危险时求助于这种预防措施是
可能是必要的。我们有
在许多城镇注意到
一座大型建筑
最多作为一个地方
居民避难所
如果有任何干扰
昨天我们通过了一个
地区城市 - 它的
精心打造的墙壁和装饰
房屋呈现出整洁的外观,例如我
以前没见过
在中国。城镇通常是
这样你感觉好像你会
喜欢把它们拉下来
并建造建筑物

着眼于舒适
居住者。他们是
足够大但是
位置不好
在低地 - 在
非常河的边缘给一个
发冷、发烧等的想法。
可怜的船夫有
吃苦耐劳
越过“tams”或急流
它相当有损于
我们会很高兴
穿过漩涡
和漩涡。我有
今天下午看到了真实的
家河柳,它看起来
像一个熟悉的朋友。这是
愉快地想到在
我们的家乡。
我们认为有点采取
林洲的小船
再往前走五天
顺流而上或远至
流是 [难以辨认] 在那个
案例会有点味道
粗暴地说话
熟悉的短语。那些
麻烦的蚋
我以前有

口语仍在船上
海蒂姐姐和我看起来
好像我们有
天花发作
亨利说我们正在追求
健康和快乐
困难,我们开始
同意他。我害怕
我们脸上的颜色和
我们将带回的伤疤
我们不会推荐
林洲河,但我们是
很享受
尽管如此。
周六早上,今天早上
我们很早就来到了
船夫的洞穴
向我们保证非常值得
穿上我们的探索服登陆发现
我们只需要登上一座
长长的台阶经过
一座建起来的庙宇
在洞口
并且立刻
介绍到黑暗通道

牧师告诉我们运行
后退六英里。我们的男人
服务于享受检查
各种彩色宝石
非常从
他们高兴的惊呼
在每一个新的发现
我们回去大约 450
当顶部搁置时英尺
直到我们几乎不得不
爬上一点
当我们遇到一堵坚固的墙时手和膝盖
[无法辨认] 禁止在这方面取得进一步进展的岩石
方向。钟乳石
和石笋非常
很好,但没能
打破一个单一的
所以未能获得任何
纪念品,除了一些蕨类植物
我发现就在外面
寺庙——我没见过
几乎任何性质的东西
太好了,以至于想知道如何
它会与
肯塔基的猛犸洞
快到我们的尽头了

13
旅程将到达林洲
到晚上。男人们有
很善良 确实很着急
我们应该看看是什么
值得一看 - 希望他们
可能会得到一些好处
从花费 3 或 4 周
和我们。
这个晚上,被包围了
林洲下方 2 英里处 -
我们期望花费的地方
安息日。这个前夜出去了
想也许我们
可能会爬到一个漂亮的
立在一座塔上的宝塔
陡峭,也许我应该说山
虽然它看起来像一个
山,但发现它是
为时已晚,因为我们
天黑前无法返回
来到一块巨大的岩石
站在河边
我们爬出来的
上并找到“座位
4" 船不断
上下传递和
你应该看过

乘客的脸
作为发现我们。他们站着
惊呆了 - 看着我们
仿佛我们从天上掉下来
天空 - 不利于
各自的船几
其中几乎碰到了一个沙洲
[无法辨认] 相当远的距离
入水——


7月12日
亨利进城
今天早上走过
它的长度和宽度
说他看到了两个迹象
我们硫磺中的文明
匹配 - 和图片
中国人画的轮船。
我们不期望
进入这个地方的大门
因为它肯定会创建
骚乱。这很有趣
看船人们排成一排
看一眼
陌生人。

这个地区的土壤非常
红色 - 和当地人很多
在外貌上比广州更高更强壮。
我们遇到了很多人
看来广东话听得懂。
7月12日昨天以为我们
也许应该安静
安息日,但很早
人们开始下降
上船先拜访我们
到 2 点钟,公司变得更大
因为他们获得了信心
那些逃脱的人
安全将带来他们
朋友们——这样检查我们
白天我们有
不少于8--和亨利
几乎相同的数字
访客人数。他们似乎
非常愉快和有礼貌
不要问无数的问题
关于我们的衣着、食物和
风俗习惯
案子,但仔细听了

新学说
可能会出现短暂的和平
编给他们。什么时候知道
海蒂有一个
女子学校相当多的人说他们想
送他们的女儿和
孩子们看起来很聪明
吸引人的。也许某个时候
他们可能会派一些学生
下到广州。我总觉得
在这些旅行中,我会
非常喜欢收集
我们有趣的孩子
接触和
帮助教育他们——但是
当被问及他们是否有
曾经研究过频繁的
答案是哦,我们很愚蠢
我们只是女孩。有
我应该判断相当不错
这里有很多天主教徒
和人们虽然他们
崇拜他们的祖先
似乎没有向这么多人祈祷
与广州不同的神。
下午晚些时候
我们都对什么感到厌倦

14
更像是一个接待日而不是其他任何事情
以为我们会关闭
门,有一点
安静但不到 10 分钟
分钟每个窗口是
满头的人,
妇女和儿童看
& 像许多喜鹊一样喋喋不休
的问题。就像亨利一样
去了一个寺庙很短
距离远,就像我们
无法影响
他们向我们道别呼吁船夫
成功摆脱
那套只能被遵循
由这么多的人
从岸边涉水而出
连续种植自己
一方面,船显然决心找出
美国女性长什么样
喜欢。后告诉他们 Sinshang 在岸上
使用各种权宜之计

让我们摆脱他们的存在
没有成功 - 其中之一
男人走到头
船和灵巧的
某种运动给了
它突然倾斜
整个突然陷入
水对DIS很重要
一位绅士的满足
谁看起来相当孤单
他把水从
鞋子和抖出他的假
对整体明显厌恶
进行中。其他人正在
穿得不太好 -
有点高兴这个笑话
更好 - 总而言之,它被证明是
忙碌的一天,我们
真的很高兴遇见
这么多 - 谁从来没有
之前有机会
关于听福音。
我们非常希望我们
本可以答应他们
明年再来,但是
这是不可能的,因为亨利
海蒂不会在

那时的中国。多么美好
如果有一个好的
认真的传教士定居
在这群人中我的
同情的心都出来了
对他们来说几乎比
任何我还没有见过的——但是
日子还没有到什么时候
来?更多的祈祷 - 更多的人
更多的钱——在中国之前
儿子和女儿应
教导救恩之道。
我们唱了《你的
尘世安息日”,我感到被爱
另一边的
水域稍后加入
同样的菌株——我希望
你有时会唱歌
“耶路撒冷”对我来说。甜蜜
再见和再见也是我的最爱之一,但我似乎对耶路撒冷拥有特殊的所有权。
这将是多么幸福
进入那里 - 享受剩下的
天堂的。
星期一 - 下午 4 点,我们
都醒着准备
上宝塔散步

推迟坐前夕。看起来如此
陡峭我的听力差点让我失望
但我已经安全通过了
几个这样的期望和
不喜欢被抛在后面
如此冒险尝试 - 上升
我们找到了一条铺好的人行道
它可能延伸到
当我们走一半的距离
来到了一小群
其中一个人指出
走出我们要去的方向
采取到达顶部,但
另一个说 - 哦,走吧
从这边直上
这是唯一的方法。现在如果有的话
一组凡人可能有
完成了我的壮举
积极的我不是其中之一
他们——不管那个家伙是
他的建议有点晚了
因为第一个看起来更信任
值得我们跟随他的方向,很快就发现了
正确的方式 - 非常
小困难。这座宝塔
建在 1000 英尺的场地上

15
从地面是最好的
一个我见过但现在
开始显露痕迹
年龄已经站了好几
一百年。宝塔是
为安抚
风水 - 确保好运
没有实际用途,因为
他们中很少有人可以
完全进入。我们有一个
从林洲的美景
这个海拔和罚款
绵延的山脉
北一峰多
高于其他任何一个
亨利给了他的名字
展望山。也许我有
在他之前的旅行中已经告诉过你他做了一张地图
这条河流
他这次是在修改
所以也许有些
我们在
不同的点可能是
保存。我想林
洲是一个拥有 30 000 人口的城市
居住在平原上的居民

和相当可观的地方
盐木贸易等
我们坐了很长时间——谈话
我们的旅行 - 并感受到这一点
是转折点
亨利剪掉姓名缩写
在宝塔上——我们
唱了一首好听的小歌
在下来之前。唱歌
这些使命赞美诗在
这些点似乎差不多
就像占有
土地的名义
大师。尽管
下降遇到一个
男人和女人的公司
携带水果和蔬菜
市场。一名男子曾
一些最好的篮子
我想我见过的桃子
我们立刻把整个
大约支付 25 美分,所以
我们将陶醉于它们
几天 - 会有
买来装罐头
如果我们确信他们会
一直保持到到达

广州。这里的女人
戴有流苏的大帽子
缝制的布
边缘是太阳看起来很好的保护
比舒服多了
像他们一样暴露头部
和我们。就在离开之前
我们的锚地有相当多的女性从这里下来
城市来拜访我们。是
很好看
人们穿着得体 - 并给予
邀请我们回去
和他们一起度过一天
但感觉不到
最好不要有任何好印象
这可能已经留下
应该被我们摧毁
亲自进入他们的
中间——这些人必须
习惯外国人
逐步,如果他们可以
在没有的情况下获得他们的信心
激起他们的怒火吧
会更好 -
离开后约2小时

我们进入了最好的山口
河。我没有描述它
虽然在上升的路上
或许在再次看到它之后可以做得更好——
但只能说我从来没有
几乎没见过任何东西
如此美丽 - 非常希望
我一直在
哈德森所以可以比较它
有了那个却想不出怎么能被超越。
有过
自上升以来下雨
稍微提高水
在很多地方——
最美丽的瀑布
跌跌撞撞地来
向下
山边也许
从 150 或 200 的高度
脚增加了什么
以前看起来非常宏伟
大约中午我们来到
一堆突出的岩石
入河据说是
“睡觉的洞穴[无法辨认]”

16
船长提议
我们应该爬上去
它。我必须说它确实看起来
有点冒险攀登
周围 - 只有一条小路
足够宽到一英尺——
我们跌倒的路径
应该下去了
进入下面的急流
但我们去了又回来
安全得到奖励
靠在上面的座位上
[无法辨认] 岩石 - 可能是 30
从地面英尺
最可爱的地方之一
我曾期望看到——
我确信我永远不会
忘记壮丽
岩壁 - 就在对面
我们——我们凝视的
一个多小时不断找东西
新的欣赏。我保持
想起斯坦霍普夫人
她会多么高兴
画出我们的眼睛
休息。

离开了这一点但半满意但时间不会等待
再见了
记忆中的画面
一遍又一遍地享受
在考虑中。多么幸福
这是人们被允许的
所以看到这么多美丽
自然界的东西——
下午进入
一个美丽的小洞穴
看起来很像
绿色蕨类植物 - 和苔藓
用微型水
在这里和那里通过
之后参观了一家工厂
香柏木
棍子做好了准备好了
使用 - 它被接地到
粉盒装好送
到广州,我想把
作为涂层到小
用价值较低的木材制成的棍子。在这里我们看到了
打捞水轮
和中国的绊锤
做最有效的事

服务 - 就在到达之前
我不幸溜进了这个磨坊的座位
一片稻田——如果莎拉
记得一次事故
和多莉在一起一次,它对她的外表的影响,她可以判断
虽然我的情况
我想我的大约是
比较度。
晚上好发现
我们是一家疲惫的公司,但
我们没有失败
河浴。我们真的有
认为我们的虚荣心
或许可以学习
以前游泳的艺术
回到广州,但
我们的决议开始
让我们失望 - 但我们可以
都飘着一点
援助——这一天有
[难以辨认] 充满享受
我们会记住的
很久很久
7月13日今天约
中午下船参观

一些温泉并尝试过
沸腾实验
一个鸡蛋,但水是
不够温暖
受不了
把它交到它下面冒泡的地方
岩石。已经很
很温暖的一天——
今天早上进入
我所在的寺庙或洞穴
想想有189个偶像——
人民和祭司没有
似乎特别高兴
看到我们。当我站着
在包含最大的神社之前
我的手指在其中之一
香插在器皿中
靠近并问其中一个
它是做什么的。他
看了我一会儿
然后驱散那些
我们站在那里很多
比我能写的时间少
这——我们很少
发现牧师们的脾气很差——

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7月22日 快到家了
但我们要去拜访一个
更多有趣的地方。燕谷绍——
因为它是 4 英里
这条河,我们已经得出结论,以牺牲奢侈的椅子为代价
每张 50 美分——这些椅子
由两根长竹组成的非常简单的事务
一根板子摆动的杆子
从中间向下
充当另一个座位
再往前一点
作为休息的回答
脚。男人们带着他们
关于什么时候不使用只是
就像一个人会梯子
他们被称为山
椅子和很好的合二为一
尊重持票人是否
上山或下山
一骑保持
一个垂直的位置。
“我的男人”很健谈
并且会给我
大量信息

我能明白吗
他们所说的一切。我注意到
这个地方的女人似乎
做所有的实地工作——
其中一些是犁-
与水牛一起玩耍。
其中一只动物发现了
我们拖着犁跑了很远
在他的脚后[无法辨认]没有人
任何损坏。这个地方
燕姑秀看起来像一个
美丽的家庭森林或
也许是一连串的小树林
有一个非常好的瀑布
它落在 3 个壁架上
岩石 - 非常清晰 - 非常完美
美丽的。我觉得我会
所以喜欢在它附近坐下
让它冲过我
爬下来足够近
把我的手放进去
喷。我们都谈到了
夏天的合理性
撤退到广州
传教士只有两天
遥远而这样的家

大自然是一个非常宁静的地方
拜访。在峰会上
山是最好的寺庙
我在中国见过这样
整齐地保存。亨利这么说
是一个很多人的地方
有钱人来拜
海蒂感觉不是最好的
今天遇到了麻烦
她的牙齿和她的脸是
相当肿胀。中午左右
回到船上发现
修补没在意继续
因为他们害怕大风,但是
我们非常渴望得到
周六回家有他们
带我们走 [难以辨认] 几个小时
下。外观表明有台风
某处
23号昨晚有点
场景——有人来了
上船并试图携带
离开其中一个锚点,但
被发现掉了他的
奖品入水和
逃跑——突然被惊醒

由噪音但得出结论
不管是怎么回事
几乎没有危险
小偷或强盗上船
在这样的嘈杂声中。这些
中国人从来不焦虑
抓小偷只需找到
他们的财产。这个下午
我们最后一次散步
这次靠岸-不要
认为我们会有另一个
这样的旅行直到亨利和
海蒂从美国回来
从那以后一直在打包我们的货物和
商品准备
上岸。我们的规定很好地坚持了下来
除了蚊子什么都没有
和蟑螂干扰了享受
我们唯一的一次
失望过
观光是在一个
尝试访问银
我说的地方
金属被取出

18
专供使用
皇帝。温暖过后
走上一个相当陡峭的山坡
发现绝对没有奖励
为了我们的努力。可以
几乎找不到避难所来降温并决定
当时和那里我们的省是不搜索
对于银 -
我希望我们所有亲爱的传教士都能上山
林洲河肯定
它会永远做他们
太好了。
7月26日安全
广州和秋天很自然地融入了每一天
日常工作。这
中国人说我们是黑人
就像他们一样,我不能
承认之间的对比
我们和我们的欧洲朋友
相当引人注目。然而他们给了我们温暖
尽管欢迎
我不应该感到惊讶

如果另一家公司会
实验一
几个月后希望
他们非常愿意
有这么好的大
等待我们的邮件和
整个周六晚上都在看信
和论文-我的好
布卢姆菲尔德的女士们有
送了我一份礼物
去旅行的钱
[无法辨认] 同时有
done 必须说晚安
因为时间不早了
下次海蒂
离开广州
为美国。我想
时间似乎就在
现在手。我必须
一天开始阅读
书上的遗嘱
语言 - 大约是
与拉丁语的口语不同
英语——Hattie 会
2点左右开学
周。与爱的晚安玛蒂

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Kerr, Martha Noyes, “Letter from Mattie to the Ones at Home, June 28,” Letters from Harriet Noyes: Missionaries and Women's Education in Nineteenth Century China, accessed May 25, 2024, https://noyesletters.org/items/show/641.

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