in had decided to make all sail for Manila for repairs and report the discovery of the crew of the Living Age.
On the thirty-fifth day after the wreck, a Chinese sampan was sighted by the part of the ship's company which had remained on the Living Age and in it were Mr. Campbell and his men. The adventures of the crew were related, and on February 6 all hands left the Living Age and set sail for Pratas Island where they made themselves as comfortable as possible.
At last at dawn of February 25th, adds Captain Hinckley, I espied on the horizon a column of black smoke; a whaler or steamer it seemed to be. We hoisted all our signals and launched a boat to intercept her. To our unspeakable relief the spars and smokestack of a steamer loomed up, and she shortly after came to anchor near the shore, lowering her largest boat, the officer of which on hearing my story directed our boat to go aboard, while he went ashore for the remainder.
The steamer was the Shanghai (English) from Mani