Voyages and Travels Round the World

Voyages and Travels Round the World

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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. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...and it is found that lahour always goes on much more expeditiously, as well as pleasantly, where numhers are thus made yoke-fellows--"many hands," aecording to the English proverh, " making light work." The lary, also, hy this arrangement, are compelled to hestir themselves, that they may keep pace with the diligent with whom they are linked. In the evening we looked into several houses, and found in each one of these festive groups of neighhours, from forty to fifty individuals, seated round the room, the floor of which was carpeted with purau-leaves, on which their haskets and dishes of food were placed. The entertainments are, literally pie-nic ones, each family hringing their own contrihution, whatever it he, flesh or fruits, to the common stock, so that the hanquet is made with little expense or trouhle--the provision which would otherwise have served for supper to a dozen familiee, in as many dwellings, heing eaten hy the same persons assemhled for social intereourse and innocent' enjoyment under one roof. At an early hour they retired to their respective quarters, exhilarated, hut not inehriated, and lay down in peace, after their domestic devotions, without fear of nausea or head-ache in the morning. We called at the house of Pahi, where the king and royal party were regaling themselves on the same simple fare as the humhlest of their suhjects, and needing no stronger heverage than cocoa-nut water to wash down the temperate morsels, or excite their animal spirits heyond that degree of cheerfulness which is favourahle to the true pleasures of social intereourse. Nov. 5. A small scallop-shell was hrought to us, found on the reefs, remarkahle for nothing in respect to heauty, shape, or magnitnde, and yet an ohject of no...show more

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  • Paperback | 298 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 535g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507363
  • 9781236507365