The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London Volume 3

The Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London Volume 3

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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. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...of the service. The text was most happily chosen: --" Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom." At the conclusion of the service, they requested permission to sing their parting hymn, when all the congregation, in good time, sang " Depart in peace." Their voices were all tenors and of the same key. The women are clothed in the paper mulberry white cloth, extending in folds from the shoulders to the feet, and so loose as entirely to conceal the figure. The mothers nursing carry their infants within their dress, with frequently an older child of a year old, seated across the hip, with its little hands clinging to the shoulder, the arm passed over its body keeping it in safety. The men and boys, except on Sundays, when they put on a European dress, wear nothing but the mara--a waist-cloth passing over the hips and through the legs. The climate is too hot for more clothing. The men are from five feet eight inches to six feet high, of a dark copper complexion, great muscular strength, in good condition, and of excellent figures; we did not see one cripple or defective person, except one boy, whom, after much laughing, they in the most good-humoured way brought to me, saying, ' You ought to be brothers; you have each lost the right eye.' I acknowledged the connexion, and for the future he will be called Captain. Unhappily the scene is not without alloy. Three Englishmen have arrived, and had wives given to them. Their names are George Hunn Nobbs, John Buffet, and John Evans. The first has married a daughter of Charles Christian, and calls himself pastor, registrar, and schoolmaster; he has sixteen scholars. Two of these titles, however, are claimed by John Buffet, --hence a source of division; and since their...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667166X
  • 9781236671660