said that if he would not cook for them they would build no raft for him, whereupon he set about building a raft of his own. He soon decided, however, that he would resume the cooking.
A roughly constructed flat-bottomed boat was built, and Mr. Campbell, the chief officer, took a few men and started when the sea was smooth to inspect an island lying about ten miles distant. After nearly being driven out to sea by the changing wind the boat's crew succeeded in landing on the island, erected a 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 Hinck