Many years ago - when America was in the midst of war, when railways across the continent were but the dream of sanguine men, and when the Pacific was a far away sea - the writer of these lines passed part of a pleasant summer in cruising along the western shores of Vancouver Island. Our Ship''s company was not distinguished, for it consisted of two fur-traders and an Indian boy, and the sloop in which the crew and passengers sailed was so small, that, when the wind failed, and the brown folk ashore looked less amiable and the shore more rugged than was desirable, we put her and ourselves beyond hail by the aid of what seamen know as a white ash breeze. Out of One fjord we went, only to enter another so like it that there was often a diffi culty in deciding by the mere appearance of the Shore which was which. Everywhere the dense forest of Douglas fir and Menzies spruce covered the country from the water''s edge to the summit of the rounded hills which here and there caught the eye in the still little known, but at that date almost entirely unexplored interior.
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