The great mountains and forests of South America by Paul FountainThe great mountains and forests of South America by Paul Fountain

The great mountains and forests of South America

byPaul Fountain

Paperback | January 19, 2012

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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. 1902. Excerpt: ... CHARTER IV CONCLUSION OF THE VOYAGE ON THE PURUS During the time we remained in the neighbourhood of this lake we several times saw parties of the Indians in the distance, and on one occasion some of the men were induced to come up to us. They accepted some venison from our hands, and a few other presents, but we did not get on such good terms with them as with our former friends. They were quite naked, unless a few ornaments of the head, neck, and arms can be termed clothing. They carried stone tomahawks, and two of them were armed with pikes tipped with stone. They had also a kind of club made of some kind of asphaltum, a lump of which was fastened to the end of a stick. It was very hard and seemed to well answer the purpose for which it was intended, for we saw them knock down some birds and small animals by throwing it. One man carried a kind of basket made of open network, the material being a reed or rush, in which he bore a number of parrots, intended, no doubt, for food, for they had been recently killed, and blood was oozing from them. This the savage frequently wiped up with his finger, and licked with evident keen enjoyment. They had some women and children with them, whom they made to stand at a distance, and would not permit to approach us. These were almost as destitute of clothing as the men; but it could be seen that the women wore small aprons, only a few inches square. Some of these aprons we subsequently saw beautifully embroidered with various coloured fibres, and the teeth of fish and small animals. Continuing our voyage up the Purus we had, I calculated, ascended six hundred miles above its mouth, or junction with the Amazon, by the 1st November, and found it still nearly a mile wide, with a depth of thirty feet, and sometimes much m...
Title:The great mountains and forests of South AmericaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217115446

ISBN - 13:9780217115445