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Obi; Or, the History of Threefingered Jack. in a Series of Letters from a Resident in Jamaica to His Friend in England (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
Discovery Miles 2 840
Obi; Or, the History of Threefingered Jack. in a Series of Letters from a Resident in Jamaica to His Friend in England...
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Obi; Or, the History of Threefingered Jack. in a Series of Letters from a Resident in Jamaica to His Friend in England (Paperback)

William Earle

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Loot Price R284 Discovery Miles 2 840

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1804. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... pcradbes. Oh my son, how would I have rejoiced could I but have held thee up as their pattern and- leader; but thou wast yet too young-. "Their lives were but of short duration; for, untutored to the method of arms, or each fearful of the other, they owned'no leader, and left themselves open to the attack of their implacable foes. "Mere petty ravages were frequent, and demanded the exertion of the Colony to suppress them, and a small troop of soldiery searched the woods. Two days had they lurked about, guarding each'avenue, when finding that no one passed from the interior of the wood, and weary of the inactive employ, they boldly rushed forward and surprised a party of the rebels, who* at their approach, fiew in all directions; but being closely pursued along the Savannah, they were all taken; some led the way to the cave of an Obi Man, * who dwelt in a mountain near the lime Savannah.. "They * "As far as we are able to decide, from our own experience and information, when wc lived in the Island, and from the current testimonies of all the negroes we have ever conversed with on the subject, the professors of Obi are, and always were, natives of. Africa, and none other, and. they. "They were all brought to justice, and, to. intimidate the other negroes of several plantations, were all executed. "A separate they have brought the science with them from thence to. Jamaica, where it is so universally practised, that we believe there are few of the large estates possessing native Africans, that have not one or more of them. "The negroes, whether Africans or Creoles, revere/consult, and-fear them?. To these oracles they resort, and" DEGREES with the most implicit faith, upon all occasions, whether fbr the cure of disorders, the obtaining revenge for injuries or insults, the c...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Earle
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-99771-7
Barcode: 9781234997717
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-234-99771-1

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