Burma is now Myanmar, Rangoon is Yangon, Prome is Pyay and Pegu is Bago.
However, this gradually wore off and, on the evening of the fourth day, they arrived at Prome.
It was a place of considerable size, with buildings at least equal to those at Prome.
It was fortunate that Stanley had, before starting from Prome, drawn some twenty pounds' worth of silver from the paymaster.
The kings of Tagaung were succeeded by another dynasty connected with them which reigned at Prome.
Higher up is Prome; while there is another place, Martaban, on the shore of the gulf of that name.
At Rangoon the track is already laid for a railroad up the country to Prome.
Encouraged by this success, Maha Nemiow marched directly on Prome, close to which he took up his position.
Most tourists go to Mandalay by train and return as far as Prome by boat, but the scenery is finer in the defiles above Mandalay.
He was of half a mind to leave the boat at Prome and take the train down to Rangoon.