FOREWORD AND NOTES BY ANDREW HILL CLARK
Prefatory and explanatory - The voyage out - The sentimental - The actual
- The oblivious - The medley - Practical joking - An unwelcome companion -
American patriotism - The first view - The departure.
An inhospitable reception - Halifax and the Blue Noses - The heat -
Disappointed expectations - The great departed - What the Blue Noses might
be - What the coach was not - Nova Scotia and its capabilities - The roads
and their annoyances - A tea dinner - A night journey and a Highland cabin
- A nautical catastrophe - A joyful reunion.
Popular ignorance - The garden island - Summer and winter contrasted - A
wooden capital - Island politics, and their consequences - Gossip - "Blowin-
time" - Religion and the clergy - The servant nuisance - Colonial society - An
evening party - An island premier - Agrarian outrage - A visit to the
Indians - The pipe of peace - An Indian coquette - Country hospitality - A
missionary - A novel mode of lobster-fishing - Uncivilised life - Far away in
the woods - Starvation and dishonesty - An old Highlander and a Highland
welcome - Hopes for the future.
From St. George's Cross to the Stars and Stripes - Unpunctuality -
Incompetence - A wretched night - Colonial curiosity - The fashions - A
night in a buffalo robe - A stage journey - A queer character - Politics -
Chemistry - Mathematics - Rotten bridges - A midnight arrival - Colonial
ignorance - Yankee conceit - What ten-horse power chaps can do - The
pestilence - The city on the rock - New Brunswick - Steamboat peculiarities
- Going ahead in the eating line - A storm - Stepping ashore.
First experiences of American freedom - The "striped pig" and "Dusty Ben"
- A country mouse - What the cars are like - Beauties of New England - The
land of apples - A Mammoth hotel - The rusty inkstand exiled - Eloquent eyes
- Alone in a crowd.
A suspected bill - A friend in need - All aboard for the Western cars -
The wings of the wind - American politeness - A loquacious conductor -
Three minutes for refreshments - A conversation on politics - A
confession - The emigrant car - Beauties of the woods - A forest on fire -
Dangers of the cars - The Queen City of the West.
The Queen City continued - Its beauties - Its inhabitants, human and
equine - An American church - Where chairs and bedsteads come from - Pigs
and pork - A peep into Kentucky - Popular opinions respecting slavery -
The curse of America.
The hickory stick - Chawing up ruins - A forest scene - A curious questioner
- Hard and soft shells - Dangers of a ferry - The western prairies -
Nocturnal detention - The Wild West and the Father of Rivers - Breakfast in
a shed - What is an alligator? - Physiognomy, and its uses - The ladies'
parlour - A Chicago hotel, its inmates and its horrors - A water-drinking
people - The Prairie City - Progress of the West.
A vexatious incident - John Bull enraged - Woman's rights - Alligators
become hosses - A popular host - Military display - A mirth-provoking gun
- Grave reminiscences - Attractions of the fair - Past and present - A
floating palace - Black companions - A black baby - Externals of Buffalo -
The flag of England.