ADRIFT IN THE WILDS;
The Adventures of Two Shipwrecked Boys.
HO, FOR CALIFORNIA.
NE BEAUTIFUL midsummer night in 18-
a large, heavily laden steamer was making
her way swiftly up the Pacific coast, in the
direction of San Francisco. She was opposite the Cali-
fornia shore, only a day's sail distant from the City of
the Golden Gate, and many of the passengers had
already begun making preparations for landing, even
though a whole night and the better part of a day
was to intervene ere they could expect to set their
feet upon solid land.
She was one of those magnificent steamers that ply
regularly between Panama and California. She had
rather more than her full cargo of freight and passen-
gers; but, among the hundreds of the latter, we' have to
do with but three.
On this moonlight night, there were gathered by