Wreck Of The Glide; With Recollections Of The Fijiis, And Of Wallis Island

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byJames Oliver

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... and two feet apart, one end being secured to the foundation, and the other to the top of the building. Closely placed across these poles were narrow strips of bamboo. The building was thatched with leaves, and had three doors. On the 28th of March, Capt. Archer, Mr. Carey, and two or three of our men, sailed in our boat, by the king's consent, to the island of Bou, the capital of the Fijiis. This, our first separation, though on many accounts painful, was prudently planned, as a vessel was rumored to be in the vicinity of Bou. We shared with the party what we could spare for their comfort; and they, after exchanging with us farewells and cheers of mutual encouragement, started on their perilous adventure of sailing two hundred miles in a small boat, exposed to many dangers, and, not the least, attacks from savages. After the captain's departure, we began house-keeping in earnest, regarding alike frugality and comfort, aware of the uncertainty of our stay, yet not too anxious about future sustenance. The provisions saved from the wreck, the presents above mentioned from the king, and yams, 106 INTERCOURSE WITH THE NATIVES. plantains and fresh pork given to us by the natives, furnished no mean stock of food, which also, from our ambition, in turn, to excel each other in culinary tact, was not indifferently prepared. Two large iron pots or kettles were arranged outside the Boore for cooking food in pleasant weather; at other times, this work was done within. Whenever, also, any of us visited the abodes of native families, we were ever hospitably received, and on their observing the little bags of salt which we generally carried with us, (as they do not use it,) to season our food, we heard the exclamation " he has got his salt, and...

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... and two feet apart, one end being secured to the foundation, and the other to the top of the building. Closely...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217662277

ISBN - 13:9780217662277

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