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    James Ricalton
Excerpt from book: CANTON. We have seen the mainland of China from Hongkong. We shall return again to the harbor, pass along the waterfront to the left for a half-mile, and board a steamer for Canton, distant about seventy-five miles. After landing at Canton we shall go a short distance above the landing- place to the Imperial Custom House, from the roof of which we shall look back down the river over the route from Hongkong. Let us turn to the special map of Canton, Map No. 4, where we find our position and field of vision shown by the red lines which start from near the river and branch toward the right. The number 3 is found near the apex and at the ends of these lines. 3. Looking down the Chnkiang River into the Homes of the 400,000 Boat Population of Canton. There is the Chukiang or Pearl River leading down to Hongkong. We are looking directly east now. Our large side-wheel steamer lies still at her dock. Two steamers of this class, besides several other boats that carry freight and a few passengers, ply daily between Canton and Hongkong. T,hese side-wheel boats are of European construction and are quite similar to those that ply between New York and Albany on the Hudson River. They have accommodations for first-class European passengers and a separate accommodation for first-class native passengers, besides an entire lower deck for the second-class Chinese, who are carried between the two ports at fifty-cent fares: first-class natives are carried for one dollar, while European travellers are charged at the civilized rate of eight dollars for the same short passage. We are looking due east, and the water before us is only one branch of the Canton or Pearl River. The land on the right of the steamer is an island five or six miles long, and beyond it is another broad affluent of th...  
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