We went off in a sampan
to the steamer, which was lying off a little, awaiting orders.
He has been there by a large creek that runs into the other branch of the river, the one that turns off twelve miles below this; from that river it is an hour's paddle in a sampan
to the pool.
And, as a matter of fact, a Chinaman, obviously a sampan
man, was following him at the same headlong pace.