Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean (Classic Reprint)

Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam from the Pacific Ocean (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Old Samoa, or Flotsam and Jetsam From the Pacific Ocean The author of the present volume will not need intro duction to those familiar with the story of Polynesian Missions; but his little book is not a record of missionary work, and appeals to a very varied circle of readers. In these days, current Samoan events are chronicled in the cable columns of every paper, and the political destiny of the archipelago awakens general and sometimes excited curiosity; but Mr. Stair's book rarely touches on the recent life of Samoa. Its unique interest consists in minute personal recollections of Samoa and the Samoans at a time when the islands were only gradually becoming known to Europeans, and when reminiscences of their first visitors, and the old traditions and customs of the islanders, if beginning to pass away (as they have very. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 16mm | 399g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 37 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243094671
  • 9780243094677