The Trembling of a Leaf

The Trembling of a Leaf

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"[...]sighted, and he judged Walker's capabilities with precision. He ruled his small kingdom with efficiency. He was just and honest. With opportunities to make money he was a poorer man than when he was first appointed to his post, and his only support for his old age was the pension which he expected when at last he retired from official life. His pride was that with an assistant and a half-caste clerk he was able to administer the island more competently than Upolu, the island of which Apia is the chief town, was administered with its army of functionaries. He had a few native policemen to sustain his authority, but he made no use of them. He governed by bluff and his Irish humour.[...]."show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 268g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507720963
  • 9781507720967

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1,217 ratings
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1 1% (8)
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