Last of all, so far as concerned the Solomons, her anchor rumbled down and bit into the coral-sanded bottom of the harbour
of Tulagi, where, ashore on Florida Island, lived and ruled the Resident Commissioner.
I under- stand there was an official communication to the Home from the Harbour Office this morning.
It's a good step from the Officers' Home to the Harbour Office; but with the magic word "Com- mand" in my head I found myself suddenly on the quay as if transported there in the twinkling of an eye, before a portal of dressed white stone above a flight of shallow white steps.
A stare or two at Fanny, as William helped her out of the carriage, was all the voluntary notice which this brother bestowed; but he made no objection to her kissing him, though still entirely engaged in detailing farther particulars of the Thrush's going out of harbour
, in which he had a strong right of interest, being to commence his career of seamanship in her at this very time.
This is to my mind the nicest spot in Whitby, for it lies right over the town, and has a full view of the harbour
and all up the bay to where the headland called Kettleness stretches out into the sea.
We lay in Yokohama harbour
for two weeks, and about all we saw of Japan was its drinking-places where sailors congregated.