The palm land by George ThompsonThe palm land by George Thompson

The palm land

byGeorge Thompson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...and screaming louder than the whole of them together. When shaved (as I saw one), they hold as still and act as properly as if they had been shaved a thousand times. They can not talk our language, or be taught to read it, though they seem to understand as quick as any body, on many points. This is truly a wonderful animal. One brought from Africa sold for $900 some years ago; but they do not live long in cold countries. The Ourang-outang.--(See Cut, No. 3.) These animals are said to be plentiful in the hills of Mendi, and regions somewhat interior; also about Grand Cape mount, and other parts of western Africa. Though I have never seen them myself, I can not deny that they exist there. Missionaries and natives have so informed me, and I suppose it is the fact. They are very numerous in South Africa and other parts, and grow as large as a small-sized man, say from three, to four and a half feet high--and like all the monkey tribes, are troublesome in farms; and when attacked, are formidable opponents, with their large clubs. All the different varieties of the monkey, or ape, or baboon family, bring forth one young one, and suckle them at the breast the same as human beings--carrying them in their arms in like manner. Is It Wrong To Kill Them. Many have told me, " It seems to me I never could have a heart to shoot one--they are so much like human beings," etc. Now this is a mere question whether they are human, or animals merely. If human, then they can be taught to speak, to read, to pray, to know and love God, to fear sin, and desire holiness--to fear hell, and long for heaven and immortality--for all the human tribes, even the lowest, are capable of this; but whoever heard of any such thing in the wisest and most carefully trained...
Title:The palm landFormat:PaperbackDimensions:150 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.32 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217629946

ISBN - 13:9780217629942

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