Narrative and Successful Result of a Voyage in the South Seas,: Performed by Order of the Government of British India, to Ascertain the Actual Fate of La Pérouse's Expedition, Interspersed with Accounts of the Religion, Manners, Customs, and Cannibal Practices of the South Sea Islanders, Bind 1

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Hurst, Chance, 1829 - 436 sider
 

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Side 21 - There being no time to spare, I told him to stand still, and turned my face to him with my musket presented, threatening to shoot him if he attempted to move until I got into the boat. We then walked...
Side 37 - I hove my ship to off Tucopia, with the hope of ascertaining whether the persons left there in 1813 were still alive. Shortly a canoe put off from the land and came along-side : in it was the lascar. Immediately after another canoe came off with Martin Bushart, the Prussian.
Side 8 - We immediately got out of the thicket on to the tableland, where there were not more than three of the islanders, who shouted and called out to us that several of our men were killed, as also a number of the Bow men, and that we should immediately share a similar fate. On reaching the brink of the path by which we were to descend to the plain, we found Terrence Dun lying dead with his brains beaten out by a native club, and the whole plain between us and the boats covered with thousands of infuriated...
Side 38 - ... of a silver fork, a few knives, tea-cups, glass beads and bottles, one silver spoon with a crest and cypher, and a sword, all of French manufacture. He further stated, that as soon as he became sufficiently acquainted with the language, he asked the natives how they obtained those articles, as they said that the Hunter was the first ship they ever had any communication with. They replied, that about two days...
Side 38 - The ship that was anchored off Whanoo grounded upon the rocks. "The natives came in crowds to the seaside, armed with clubs, spears, and bows and arrows, and shot some arrows into the ship, and the crew in return fired the guns and some musketry on them and killed several.
Side xliv - Perouse, in conformity to documents, instructions, and orders which shall be given them, and at the same time of making researches with regard to the sciences and commerce; taking every measure to render the expedition — independently of the search after M. de la Perouse, or even after they may have found him, or obtained news of him — useful and advantageous to navigation, geography, commerce, arts, and science. " Collated with the original by us, the President and Secretaries of the National...
Side 20 - Robson had released the eight men and sent a chest of cutlery, ironmongery, etc., on shore for the chiefs, with orders that we were to deliver our muskets to them, and that he would see us safe to the boat. I replied, that as long as I lived I would not part with my musket, which was my own property, as I was certain they would slaughter me and my companions, as they had done Charles Savage and Luis. "The priest then turned to Martin Bushart, and harangued him on the policy of our complying. At this...
Side 15 - Charles Savage, who had resided on the islands for more than five years, and spoke the native dialect fluently, begged of me to permit him to go down among the natives with the chiefs to whom we were speaking, as he had no doubt their promises would be kept, and that if I allowed him to go he would certainly procure a peace, and enable us all to return safe to the ship. Overcome ,by his importunities, I at last gave my consent, but reminded him that I did not wish him to do so, and that he must leave...
Side 2 - ... the neighbouring island of Bow, and were on that account thought highly of by the islanders, from among whom they procured wives and lived very comfortably, until their insolence and cruelty induced the natives to destroy a part of them ; and it will shortly be seen what a dreadful fate awaited the others in consequence of Captain Robson's proceedings. From the time of our arrival up to the end of March following, the sandal-wood came in but very slowly. The natives in our...
Side 199 - ... much disappointed : I expected to see a great warrior ; but he was an old man that could neither throw a spear nor fire a musket. Queen Charlotte was very old too : she was bent with age. They behaved very kind, and asked me what I liked best in England to take home with me. I told them tokees.

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