In Northern Seas

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W.K. Thomas & Company, printers, 1905 - 63 עמודים
 

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עמוד 7 - Macassar had been long accustomed to fish for the trepang amongst the islands in the vicinity of Java, and upon a dry shoal lying to the south of Rottee; but about twenty years before, one of their prows was driven by the north-west monsoon to the coast of New Holland, and finding the trepang to be abundant, they afterwards returned; and had continued to fish there since that time. The governor was of the opinion, that the Chinese did not meet them at Timor-laoet, but at Macassar itself, where they...
עמוד 7 - My numberless questions were answered patiently, and with apparent sincerity; Pobassoo even stopped one day longer at my desire, than he had intended, for the northwest monsoon, he said, would not blow quite a month longer, and he was rather late. I rewarded his trouble and that of his companions with several presents, principally iron tools, which they seemed anxious to possess; and he begged of me an English jack, which he afterwards carried at the head of his squadron. He also expressed a desire...
עמוד 5 - B., Jr., a graduate of West Point. Gov. Winans has in former years shown himself capable of close application to the duties which lay before him, and his judicious decisions and wise course when attempting to bring about a worthy object, are well known to those who are acquainted with the history of the State. Although it is often said that it is scarcely safe to judge of a man until his career is closed, yet Gov. Winans has acted...
עמוד 6 - Malay, and through his means I was able to communicate with them. The chief of the six prows was a short, elderly man, named Pobassoo; he said there were upon the coast, in different divisions, sixty prows, and that Salloo was the commander in chief.
עמוד 6 - Under the nearest island was perceived a canoe full of men; and in a sort of roadsted, at the south end of the same island, there were six vessels covered over like hulks, as if laid up for the bad season. Our conjectures were various as to who those people could be, and what their business here; but we had little doubt of their being the same, whose traces had been found so abundantly in the Gulph.
עמוד 6 - ... piratical Ladrones who secreted themselves here from pursuit, and issued out as the season permitted, or prey invited them. Impressed with this idea, we tacked to work up for the road; and our pendant and ensign being hoisted, each of them hung out a small white flag. On approaching, I sent lieutenant Flinders in an armed boat, to learn who they were; and soon...
עמוד 6 - Bay that they had firearms strengthened the supposition; and combining this with the appearance of the vessels, I set them down for piratical ladrones, who secreted themselves here from pursuit, and issued out as the season permitted or prey invited them. Impressed with this idea, we tacked to Work up for the road, and our pendant and ensign being hoisted, each of them hung out a small white flag.
עמוד 30 - ... forms of the natives, now indulging in all the exuberant action with which the Australian testifies his delight. One tall, bushy-headed fellow led the group, and was evidently my successful assailant. I drew out the spear, which had entered the cavity of the chest, and retreated with all the swiftness I could command, in the hope of reaching those who were coming up from the boat, and were then about half-way.
עמוד 32 - ... poised and quivering spears, as if about immediately to deliver them. Stamping on the ground and shaking their heads to and fro, they threw out their long shaggy locks in a circle, whilst their glaring eyes flashed with fury, as they champed and spit out the ends of their long beards, a custom with Australian natives when in a state of violent excitement.
עמוד 6 - ... means I was able to communicate with them. The chief of the six prows was a short, elderly man, named Pobassoo ; he said there were upon the coast, in different divisions, sixty prows, and that Salloo was the commander in chief. These people were Mahometans, and on looking into the launch, expressed great horror to see hogs there ; nevertheless they had no objection to port wine, and even requested a bottle to carry away with them at sunset.

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