The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines; A Sketch of Their Habits, Customs, Legends, and Language

The Booandik Tribe of South Australian Aborigines; A Sketch of Their Habits, Customs, Legends, and Language

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...to go away far without either asking permission or acquainting us with his intention. He felt the restraint of school regulations too severe for him, and consequently, when an opportunity occurred, made his escape. According to promise, after Peter had been (as we supposed) at school several months, D took a trip to Adelaide for the purpose of paying him a visit. Immediately on arriving in Adelaide, D called on Mr. Ross, who, to his surprise and mortification, told him that Peter had some time preA'iously made his escape, and that although he had used every means available to recover him or to ascertain what had become of him, he had failed to do so. After seeking information from every source he could think of without success, D returned quite dejected. On a bright summer's day, some weeks afterwards, as I was standing gazing over the smooth waters of the ocean, occasionally casting a glance over the beautiful landscape to the north and cast--yet at times completely absorbed in thought respecting the fate of nry poor black boy--I beheld at a short distance walking along the beach towards me, at such a pace as indicated extreme fatigue or weakness, an individual, apparently a native. Several of my children being near me, I said to them, "There is some poor creature coming who appears "quite overcome with the heat." They immediately ran to meet him. He appeared to be a stranger to them, and was a tall emaciated black boy. G asked him his name. Taking him by the hand he replied--" Peter my name, don't you know "Peter S?" G at once ran to me, saying, "I think "this is Peter returned again." It was indeed my poor black boy returned. He was unable to approach us quickly in consequence of weakness...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775090
  • 9781236775092