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Insulinde; Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago (Paperback) Loot Price: R458
Discovery Miles 4 580
Insulinde; Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago (Paperback): Annabella Keith Forbes

Insulinde; Experiences of a Naturalist's Wife in the Eastern Archipelago (Paperback)

Annabella Keith Forbes

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Loot Price R458 Discovery Miles 4 580

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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. 1887 Excerpt: ...gone off too engrossed in the reward to remember their uncoveted possessions. A state of war exists between the villages of Ridol, Waitidal, and Ritabel (our village) on the one hand, and Kaleobar (one of the largest villages on the island), Kelaan, and Lamdesar on the other. Many of the villagers show us recent wounds received in a raid made a few weeks before our arrival. The bamboo spikes in the ground round the village were set to prevent such clandestine attacks. During the day they are removed from the paths which lead to the fields and wells; it is the duty of the first outgoer in the morning to open the gate and remove the spikes. At sunset, when the last man has returned to the village, the pathway is carefully reset, and the gateway barricaded for the night. As the daily dread of attack by the Kaleobar tribes on our village has restricted operations to a narrow area, and kept us in a constant state of suspense and anxiety, H. proposed to the post holder that they should together visit that village to try what could be done by personal influence to establish friendly relations. A chief from Sera, an island on the west coast, who speaks Malay, being on a visit to our village, agreed to accompany and promised to be hostage if they tried to detain H. I was miserably anxious while this was being proposed, and was cowardly enough to be glad when the postholder refused to risk his life in such an attempt, excusing himself on the plea that our neighbours of the next village, who had suffered badly in the last fray, would oppose a peace. H., however, determined to sound them, so anxious was he to have the range of the island, and be able to assure our men, who would hardly go to the well for water, and refused to proceed any distance into the forests to th...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: March 2010
Authors: Annabella Keith Forbes
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 62
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-35113-2
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-154-35113-0
Barcode: 9781154351132

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