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Isabella L. Bird

The Plain of Wakamatsu - Light Costume - The Takata Crowd - A Congress of Schoolmasters - Timidity of a Crowd - Bad Roads - Vicious Horses - Mountain Scenery - A Picturesque Inn - Swallowing a Fish-bone - Poverty and Suicide - An Inn-kitchen - England Unknown! - My Breakfast Disappears.

KURUMATOGE, June 30.

Torrents of Rain - An unpleasant Detention - Devastations produced by Floods - The Yadate Pass - The Force of Water - Difficulties thicken - A Primitive Yadoya - The Water rises.

IKARIGASEKI, AOMORI KEN, August 2.

A Welcome Gift - Recent Changes - Volcanic Phenomena - Interesting Tufa Cones - Semi-strangulation - A Fall into a Bear-trap - The Shiraoi Ainos - Horsebreaking and Cruelty.

OLD MORORAN, VOLCANO BAY, YEZO, September 2.

Sir Harry Parkes - An "Ambassador's Carriage" - Cart Coolies.

YOKOHAMA, May 22.

An Infamous Road - Monotonous Greenery - Abysmal Dirt - Low Lives - The Tsugawa Yadoya - Politeness - A Shipping Port - A Barbarian Devil.

TSUGAWA, July 2.

Scanty Resources - Japanese Children - Children's Games - A Sagacious Example - A Kite Competition - Personal Privations.

IKARIGASEKI.

The Universal Language - The Yezo Corrals - A "Typhoon Rain" - Difficult Tracks - An Unenviable Ride - Drying Clothes - A Woman's Remorse.

Yedo and Tokiyo - The Yokohama Railroad - The Effect of Misfits - The Plain of Yedo - Personal Peculiarities - First Impressions of Tokiyo- -H. B. M.'s Legation - An English Home.

H.B.M.'s LEGATION, YEDO, May 24.

A Hurry - The Tsugawa Packet-boat - Running the Rapids - Fantastic Scenery - The River-life - Vineyards - Drying Barley - Summer Silence - The Outskirts of Niigata - The Church Mission House.

NIIGATA, July 4.

Hope deferred - Effects of the Flood - Activity of the Police - A Ramble in Disguise - The Tanabata Festival - Mr. Satow's Reputation.

KUROISHI, August 5.

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