The Divers; A Romance of Oceanica

The Divers; A Romance of Oceanica

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...as hald as they could, and swealing and yelling awful. 'Missy Minnie, Dido, and Queeny Mane lan out not muchly dlessed, alongy with de odel women, and fought like the men; only Missy Minnie not able to fight long, fol she soon fall down, and den, afole I could get neal, Captain Clonan pick her up and cally hel to his boat. 'Half de village was killed velly sholty, and most ob de odels wele lying about wounded, as I was, with two or thlee on me keeping me down, when I saw Haltick and Zeph cally Queeny and Dido off to de ship, leaving de odels to do what dey like ashole. 'I manage at this time to cleep flom undel my dead fliends, and got into the woods without being seen, and den I get some leaves and tie up my cuts. Aftel dat I looky out and see de windy up. 'All thlough the night the houses blaze, while the men and natives lun about and stab the wounded natives until not one left alive.' ' Did none of them try to run away?' asked my uncle sombrely. 'No, ' answered Ah Sin simply; 'dey all stand up and fight until dey dlop down. I fight too, as well as I could, as long as I was able.' ' How then did you manage to crawl off?' ' Tladel Tulk, he managy dat fol me; he come with me, and maky de natives who wele between me and the bush flightened when they see him tail stand up, so dat dey lun off and leave de way open long enough fol me to get in, aftel dat dey folget 'bout me and closy in once mole. ' Some of de women dey took away longy Missie Minnie, Dido, and Queeny Mane, but de babies dey all kill longy de men, so dat when molning come dele was no mole left to kill.' ' You are sure that the women were not hurt?'...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236946405
  • 9781236946409