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Wreck of the Glide; With Recollections of the Fijiis, and of Wallis Island (Paperback) Loot Price: R274
Discovery Miles 2 740
Wreck of the Glide; With Recollections of the Fijiis, and of Wallis Island (Paperback): James Oliver

Wreck of the Glide; With Recollections of the Fijiis, and of Wallis Island (Paperback)

James Oliver

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Loot Price R274 Discovery Miles 2 740

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: 38 A BUSINESS SCENE. THE QUILL SAILS. CHAPTER III. A business scene?The Quill sails?The Glide?A New-Zealander leaves the ship?An Albino?Visit of Timbooa?Death of Richardson?Lorn of our Batter-house?Sail for Nungolooa?Arrival and trade with the Natives?Losa of our second Batter-house?Fill out the cargo?Set fire to the buildings?Sail for Manilla?Obliged to return?Encounter a storm?Sail for Miamboos.?Leave the Islands. For several weeks after beginning to trade with the natives, the bay of Miambooa presented a lively scene. Nearly two thousand natives were employed in procuring beche-le-mer for the Quill and the Glide. The business aboard, the din of industry ashore, the coming and going of boats, and the plying of hundreds of canoes to and from the sea-reef, gave much animation to things. Indeed, I could not but regard this scene, among islands so little known to the civilized world, as highly creditable to the commercial enterprise of the merchants engaged in this trade. Where next, thought I, will Salem vessels go? Sail we north or south, around Good Hope or the Horn, we find them, officered and manned mostly by Salem men. January 9. The Quill having obtained a cargo, sailed for Manilla. As Captain Kinsman, after disposing of his cargo, would return to the United States, we embraced the opportunity -to write letters home. In my letter I wrote that we should probably be absent eighteen months longer. I little imagined what was coming, and that forty-four months more would pass away, before I should see home. Previous to the Quill's departure, Captain Archer procured from it the services of Mr. Carey as linguist and THE GLIDE. AN ALBINO. M assistant trading-master, and of Mr. Johnson, to aid in curing beche-le-mer. With this addition to our number, the Gl...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: James Oliver
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 108
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-66227-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 0-217-66227-7
Barcode: 9780217662277

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