TWO YEARS BEFORE
THE MAST
CHAPTER I. DEPARTURE
CHAPTER II. FIRST IMPRESSIONS--"SAIL HO!"
CHAPTER III. SHIP'S DUTIES--TROPICS
CHAPTER IV. A ROGUE--TROUBLE ON BOARD--"LAND HO!"--POMPERO--CAPE HORN
CHAPTER V. CAPE HORN--A VISIT
CHAPTER VI. LOSS OF A MAN--SUPERSTITION
CHAPTER VII. JUAN FERNANDEZ--THE PACIFIC
CHAPTER VIII. "TARRING DOWN"--DAILY LIFE--"GOING AFT"--CALIFORNIA
CHAPTER IX. CALIFORNIA--A SOUTH-EASTER
CHAPTER X. A SOUTH-EASTER--PASSAGE UP THE COAST
CHAPTER XI. PASSAGE UP THE COAST--MONTEREY
CHAPTER XII. LIFE AT MONTEREY
CHAPTER XIII. TRADING--A BRITISH SAILOR
CHAPTER XIV. SANTA BARBARA--HIDE-DROGHING--HARBOR DUTIES--DISCONTENT--SAN PEDRO
CHAPTER XV. A FLOGGING--A NIGHT ON SHORE--THE STATE OF THINGS ON BOARD--SAN DIEGO
CHAPTER XVI. LIBERTY-DAY ON SHORE
CHAPTER XVII. SAN DIEGO--A DESERTION--SAN PEDRO AGAIN--BEATING UP COAST
CHAPTER XVIII. EASTER SUNDAY--"SAIL HO!"--WHALES--SAN JUAN--ROMANCE OF HIDE-DROGHING--SAN DIEGO AGAIN
CHAPTER XIX. THE SANDWICH ISLANDERS--HIDE-CURING--WOOD-CUTTING--RATTLE-SNAKES--NEW-COMERS
CHAPTER XX. LEISURE--NEWS FROM HOME--"BURNING THE WATER"
CHAPTER XXI. CALIFORNIA AND ITS INHABITANTS
CHAPTER XXII. LIFE ON SHORE--THE ALERT
CHAPTER XXIII. NEW SHIP AND SHIPMATES--MY WATCHMATE
CHAPTER XXIV. SAN DIEGO AGAIN--A DESCENT--HURRIED DEPARTURE--A NEW SHIPMATE
CHAPTER XXV. RUMORS OF WAR--A SPOUTER--SLIPPING FOR A SOUTH-EASTER--A GALE
CHAPTER XXVI. SAN FRANCISCO--MONTEREY
CHAPTER XXVII. THE SUNDAY WASH-UP--ON SHORE--A SET-TO--A GRANDEE--"SAIL HO!"--A FANDANGO
CHAPTER XXVIII. AN OLD FRIEND--A VICTIM--CALIFORNIA RANGERS--NEWS FROM HOME--LAST LOOKS
CHAPTER XXIX. LOADING FOR HOME--A SURPRISE--LAST OF AN OLD FRIEND--THE LAST HIDE--A HARD CASE--UP ANCHOR, FOR HOME!--HOMEWARD BOUND
CHAPTER XXX. BEGINNING THE LONG RETURN VOYAGE--A SCARE
CHAPTER XXXI. BAD PROSPECTS--FIRST TOUCH OF CAPE HORN--ICEBERGS--TEMPERANCE SHIPS--LYING-UP--ICE--DIFFICULTY ON BOARD--CHANGE OF COURSE--STRAITS OF MAGELLAN
CHAPTER XXXII. ICE AGAIN--A BEAUTIFUL AFTERNOON--CAPE HORN--"LAND HO!"--HEADING FOR HOME
CHAPTER XXXIII. CRACKING ON--PROGRESS HOMEWARD--A PLEASANT SUNDAY--A FINE SIGHT--BY-PLAY
CHAPTER XXXIV. NARROW ESCAPES--THE EQUATOR--TROPICAL SQUALLS--A THUNDER STORM
CHAPTER XXXV. A DOUBLE REEF-TOP-SAIL BREEZE--SCURVY--A FRIEND IN NEED--PREPARING FOR PORT--THE GULF STREAM
CHAPTER XXXVI. SOUNDINGS--SIGHTS FROM HOME--BOSTON HARBOR--LEAVING THE SHIP
CONCLUDING CHAPTER