Everyday Life Among The Head-hunters; And Other Experiences From East To West

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byDorothy Cator

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII RETURN HOME--CHINA, JAPAN, AND THE CANADIAN-PACIFIC ROUTE AT the end of rather more than two years we ii started home again, very sorry to leave so many friends behind us, but the idea of home was more welcome than words can say. We had had a very happy time in Borneo, but month after month of intermittent malaria is wearing, and always having to be on the look out for poisonous creeping things is all right when you are well, but when you aren't, a centipede four to six inches long and half an inch broad, running over you in bed, or a scorpion making itself at home in your shoes, is apt to get on your nerves. When I arrived out there people were jealous of my English colour; but there was no possible room for jealousy when I came away, as bright yellow parchment skin stretched over bones is not becoming to anyone, so I left no ill-feeling behind me! We gave a big dance, starting with acting, just before we left, and I shall never forget catching sight of myself as others saw me one afternoon just before, when we put on some trying-coloured acting clothes by daylight. All I can say is, it was a most painful moment for any vanity I had left, though there ought to have been none, as some little time before I had heard two great friends of mine talking about my looks kindly but truly! And the truth isn't always flattering 1 It wasn't on this occasion. They didn't see I was standing by them, and I am thankful to say that when they did realise, I was able to look so unconscious that they thought I hadn't heard! Society in Sandakan was divided into two cliques, but they both came down to the Hong Kong boat to speed us on our homeward way, which was very pleasing, though I won't say it wasn't a little difficult to evenly balance our attentions between...

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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. 1905. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XII RETURN HOME--CHINA, JAPAN, AND THE CANADIAN-PACIFIC ROUTE AT the end of rather more than two years we ii started h...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831370

ISBN - 13:9780217831376

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