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Discovery Miles 3 690
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(without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.
1904 edition. Excerpt: ...is very impulsive, and often commits
deeds for which he is afterwards sorry. Much of the same impulse is
noticeable in white men, and deeds are often committed under the
influence of excitement or passion for which they also are
afterwards very sorry. Some of those who have been murdered on the
New Guinea coast brought about their own destruction; others
suffered for the misdeeds of white men, and a few because of the
cupidity of the native. In every case the native has been more or
less punished, but in none to such advantage as at Kalo. 'After the
Kalo massacre a man-of-war came to make inquiries, so as to report
to the commodore of the station. We decidedly objected to any
interference, and opposed any punishment of the Kalo natives, and,
as a mission, refused to report on the subject. The captain was
persistent, saying his instructions were to make inquiries, and
report; which he did. A few months afterwards he returned, saying
that the commodore had decided to make an example of Kalo, so as to
put a stop for the future to these coast murders. I was on the
coast at the time, and was sent for; and on the day after my
arrival the flag-ship " Wolverene" came into Port Moresby with
Commodore Wilson, late Rear-Admiral Wilson, on board. He came to
the mission-house, and asked me to accompany him, as he had
determined to make war on Kalo, secure the chief, the real
instigator of the crime, and hang him. I objected; but he said my
accompanying him would make his mission one of peace, and he should
be sorry if a single shot were fired. His plan was to make the Kalo
people 'Everything to prevent Firing' 157 give up Quaipo, the
chief--but this I felt certain they would never do--and on their
failing to do this, try to get the Kerepunu natives...
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||246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
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