Following the Equator: A Journey Around the World - Chapter X-XIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter X-XIV Summary and Analysis

Australia was founded in 1770 by Captain Cook and became a colony for British prisoners. Penalties were harsh in those days, including physical torture of lashes with cat-'o-nine tails. All supplies were brought in from England and the officers began to trade. Rum was used as a currency. Eventually, sheep farming began, followed by mining.

Chapter XI describes the first impressions of Sydney. It appears to be an English city with American embellishments. The Australians appeared more American than British to Twain.

In Chapter XII, Twain talks with a missionary from India. They discuss the customs of the Indian people and why Christianity is so slow to spread there. Twain discusses some of the Indian legends.

Chapter XII discusses expenditures on public works. The expenditures are higher in Australia than in America. Electric lighting was being installed to light the...

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