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Castaway on the Auckland Isles


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Chapter I.
arrival at auckland island.—the shipwreck.—resources of the island 1
Chapter II.
reflections suggested by our situation.—breaking up of the wreck.—a battle with the seals.—unsuccessful fishing 14
Chapter III.
visit to figure-of-eight island.—dogs discovered.—royal tom.—bible readings 24
Chapter IV.
winter in auckland island.—the mountains.—an equinoctial gale.—a weary journey 33
Chapter V.
the aurora australis.—our daily fare.—heavy snowfall.— failure to repair the schooner 49
Chapter VI.
scarcity of food.—tenacity of life in seals.—further explorations in the island.—resolve to build a vessel 57
Chapter VII.
ship-building commenced.—failure of the same.—the boat placed under repair.—sand-flies.—discovery of a cavern. —winter again 77
Chapter VIII.
launch of the boat 90 page x
Chapter IX.
we leave the island and land at port adventure.—arrival at invercargill.—despatch of the 'flying scud' to auckland island 96
Chapter X.
the voyage to auckland island in the 'flying scud' 100
Chapter XI.
arrival at auckland island.—joyous meeting with our fellow-castaways.—dog Versus Seal 116
Chapter XII.
departure homeward.—explorations at the north of the island.—port ross.—laurie cove.—a barren settlement.—discovery of a dead body 122
Chapter XIII.
last view of the island.—an uncomfortable voyage.—arrival at stewart island.—conclusion of journal 133
i. an account of the sea-lion and its habits 141
ii. a short account of the auckland islands 151
iii. the loss of the 'invercauld' 171
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