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(Reprinted by request from the Ceylon Observer.")

WITH A COLOURED MAP OF INDIA

AND CEYLON.

Colombo:

A. M. & J. FERGUSON.

1902.

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FOREWORD.

The following pages contain nothing more than is professed in the title, namely, “Notes by the Way," penned, as opportunity offered, for the benefit of the readers of a daily newspaper, and without any thought of publication in a connected form. They have been reproduced in deference to the wishes expressed in several and divers quarters, in some cases by readers in Europe who were good enough to say that seeing India through the eyes of an old tropical resident gave a new interest to much of what was narrated. Therein must be found our apology for this booklet and for any novelty connected with it, namely that the writer, though over forty years resident in “ Lanka”

_" the Pearl-drop on the brow of India” of the Hindoos-and, although he had twice travelled round the world in different directions - had never before landed on the Continent of India. It is so often the case that an inspection of what is nearest at hand is put off to the last. Our sincere wish now is that all who may follow in our footsteps may have as much pleasure and profit from their trip as we did in our six weeks' tour during November-December 1901,

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