An Affair In The South Seas; A Story Of Romantic Adventure

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byLeigh Hadley Irvine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. AN ATOLLIAN BRIDAL. E started for the beach with pleasant impressions of Taipu's welcome, and with many comforting thoughts of the fair land we had looked upon under such strange circumstances. "Well, didn't I tell you about right?" asked Swanson, as we left the place of welcome to return to the Rosalie. "It appears even better than you promised," said I, gazing toward the sunlight playing in tropical surroundings; "for nature seems generous, and the blessings that cost dearly elsewhere are singularly free here." "Yes; the country's all right," replied the Captain, "likewise the people, when you take 'em right. I guess the only trouble we 'll have will be among ourselves. There 'll be jealousies and all that, but we 'll be happy enough if we only pull together." "Yes," said Doctor Saville; "all we need is a stable form of government, and a central authority to enforce the laws." "And I guess the fewer laws we have, the less trouble there 'll be," said Swanson; "at least, nearly all the trouble I've ever seen has come from too many laws, and from unequal laws. It seems to me, some people worship legislatures, and have as much superstitious faith in them as the islanders have in their stone idols. To my plain notion, if we just run along like a ship's company, only with the comforts and fair winds of the land, instead of those of the sea, I sort of guess nobody 'll be much the loser,--and there 'll be lots of happiness among the people." We stood waiting for our boatmen to return to the ship with a quantity of fruit. It was a welcome relief to give way for the hour to such primal tastes as rule the simplest races of men. In this country, nobody was tugging very hard to reach his goal, and nobody was in hot pursuit of fortune or fame, or anythi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. AN ATOLLIAN BRIDAL. E started for the beach with pleasant impressions of Taipu's welcome, and with many comforti...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217169708

ISBN - 13:9780217169707

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