New Guinea

New Guinea

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...man wants you to sell your land to him you are not to do so. Queen Victoria wishes you to become her children, and that you and your wives and little ones may be peaceful and happy. You are to look upon all of the chiefs whom she may send to you as your friends. Her chiefs will always be friendly with those who behave well, and it will be their duty to punish those who wilfully do wrong." The natives listened very attentively, and when the remarks from Captain Bridge had been interpreted to them by the native teachers, they were evidently well pleased with what was being done by the Commodore. They were more particularly pleased with the intimation that L fighting was to cease. The teacher told them that Queen Victoria had sent Captain Bridge to say that for the future they must not fight with any one, and on no account must any one fight with them. They were told, also, that they must not on any account sell the land; to which they nodded their heads in acquiescence, and said, "Good, good;" and that they-were always to look upon a man-of-war, when it came there, as their friend. Then the Cloudy Bay affair with the beche-de-mer schooner was mentioned, and they began to show some signs of excitement, and to talk and gesticulate very much. But the chief said that now they would regard everything as peace, and he glanced upwards two or three times while speaking, as though he were appealing to heaven to witness what he was saying; and he concluded by repeating, "Now it is peace all along." He was given a present, consisting of a very large butcher's knife, a tomahawk, and some sticks of tobacco. CHAPTER X. Argyle Bay--A Charming Coast-line--The Native Villages--Driving A Bargain--Thievish Habits Of The Natives--Native...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236521285
  • 9781236521286