Ran Away From The Dutch, Or, Borneo From South To North by Michael Theophile Hubert PerelaerRan Away From The Dutch, Or, Borneo From South To North by Michael Theophile Hubert Perelaer

Ran Away From The Dutch, Or, Borneo From South To North

byMichael Theophile Hubert Perelaer

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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. 1887. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. SOLITUDE--KWALA HIANG--THE ATTACK--RIFLE AND CANNON FIRE THE GARRISON TAKES FLIGHT THE PILLAGE AN ILLUMINA-TION THE COMMANDER OF KWALA KAPOEAS IN PURSUIT--HIS SEARCH AT SOENGEI NANING AND SOENGEI MANTANGEI--HIS ARRIVAL AT KWALA HIANG THE PURSUIT CONTINUED A GIGAN-TIC MAP KOTTA BAROE OUR TRAVELLERS AGAIN ON THE WAY--THE LEGEND OF THE ELEPHANT--POENANS! POENANS! THREE days and two nights passed without any incident. It seemed as if the island had been depopulated. Not a single human being had they encountered during all this time, not a boat had been noticed, not even a cloud of smoke to indicate the presence of a hut in which some native was struggling for bare life. Now and then a troop of monkeys emerged from the borders of the forest, to disappear again immediately amidst the green foliage, uttering cries of terror and making the most horrid grimaces. Occasionally, too, a large fish disturbed the smoothness of the water and rose to view. These were all they saw to assure them that animal life had not fled from Borneo. They had rowed on without stopping. The canoe steered by Dalim had passed through several cut-offs, and by thus avoiding many curves of the river had made considerable headway. The third night was half spent when the travellers approached Kwala Hiang. This fort had been built at the mouth of the Hiang by order of the Dutch government, to prevent marauding expeditions into the Kapoeas country. It was armed with four small cannon and garrisoned by fifty Dayaks of Kwala Kapoeas. Dalim had repeatedly conversed in whispers with Johannes in reference to the danger which was to be apprehended at this place. It was doubtless quite impossible that the garrison could be already informed of the escape of the four European soldiers. Yet th...
Title:Ran Away From The Dutch, Or, Borneo From South To NorthFormat:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217746802

ISBN - 13:9780217746809