SIR FRANCIS DRAKE--From an old English Painting
anchored on June 17th, 1579. At this place, which is now
known as Drake's Bay, he remained thirty-six days. During
that period, which was required to thoroughly repair and
refit his vessel, he had a number of interviews, and some
remarkable intercourse with the natives.
A BAY OF SOLITUDE.
siderable numbers. One of them paddled out in a canoe to
within hailing distance of the ship, where he made a long
oration, accompanied by violent gestures, after which he
returned to the shore. Approaching the ship a second time in
the same manner, he brought with him a head-dress of black
feathers. tastefully arranged, and a small basket, neatly
woven, filled with an herb called "tabah." These he
delivered to the English, and with the exception of a hat
could not be induced to accept any of the presents offered
him in return.