Stevenson's Germany; The Case Against Germany In The Pacific

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byCharles Brunsdon Fletcher

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI STEVENSON S PLACE AND POWER Tusitala, the writer of stories. Why give him the limelight t Germany roused the man in him. His love for and understanding of the Samoans. A missionary after all. He stood for the natives against the aggressive white man. The two spirits in conflict. Mataafa's scorn. The German proclamation. Germany's bludgeon in play. The Road of the Loving Heart. Stevenson's speech to the Samoan chiefs. A lesson for the Germans. Many a worthy man has worked harder and much longer for the natives in the islands and island groups of the Pacific than Robert Louis Stevenson did, and without getting into the limelight. Why, then, should the latter be brought forward on the stage at this juncture? He was, after all, Tusitala, the writer of stories. He achieved practically nothing for the Samoans against Germany in his lifetime; and if it be true that Germany at last did accept his proposals for an amicable understanding with the Samoans, surely the credit must be distributed? These questions or objections may be met with the reminder that Stevenson loved the Samoans, understood them, and would have died for them, had it been a question of saving his life by denying their claims or betraying them. He did not go to Samoa as a missionary, with his life dedicated to the work of saving their souls, but as a wanderer in search of health with no wish whatever to take part in the devil's dance which at that time centred upon Apia. He was a writer whose name was already inscribed among the immortals of English literature but who was destined to engrave it still deeper during his short residence in the group from 1889 to 1894. That he should have been moved to vehement protest against Germany in far-off Samoa, where no European Power could claim s...

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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.1920 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVI STEVENSON S PLACE AND POWER Tusitala, the writer of stories. Why give him the limelight t Germany roused the man in ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217060382

ISBN - 13:9780217060387

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