Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries: From the Time of Columbus to the Present Period ...

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Page 265 - They appear to live in the utmost harmony and friendship with one another. The women, who had children, were remarkable for their tender and constant attention to them ; and the men would often lend .their assistance in those domestic offices, with a willingness that does credit to their feelings.
Page 49 - ... of the exhibitions. Four or five of this band had pieces of large bamboo, from three to five or six feet long, each managed by one man, who held it nearly in a vertical position, the upper end open, but the other end closed by one of the joints.
Page 249 - ... having turned about to give his orders to the boats, he was stabbed in the back, and fell with his face into the water. On seeing him fall, the islanders set up a great shout, and his body was immediately dragged on shore, and surrounded by the enemy, who, snatching the dagger out of each other's hands, shewed a savage eagerness to have a share in his destruction.
Page 139 - ... that they could lay hold of; and pressed so thick upon him that he was obliged to fire, by which one man was killed. But this unhappy circumstance I did not know till after we had left the island ; so that all my measures were directed as if nothing of the kind had happened.
Page 243 - ... they should not be hurt; to keep my people together; and to be on my guard. We then parted; the Captain went toward Kowrowa, where the king resided; and I proceeded to the beach.
Page 17 - ... of his safety, than he became cheerful. He did not, however, seem willing to give me an answer to the question that had been put to him, till I had, again and again, repeated my promise that he should not be hurt. Then he ventured to tell us, that one of his countrymen having brought a stone hatchet to barter, the man to whom it was offered took it, and would neither return it, nor give any thing for it ; on which the owner of it snatched up the bread as an equivalent, and then the quarrel began.
Page 85 - When we first drew near the island, several canoes came off to the ship, each conducted by two or three men; but, as they were common fellows, Omai took no particular notice of them, nor they of him. They did not even seem to perceive that he was one of their countrymen, although they conversed with him for some time. At length, a chief whom I...
Page 160 - The fur of these animals, as mentioned in the Russian accounts, is certainly softer and finer than that of any others we know of; and therefore the discovery of this part of the continent of North America, where so valuable an article of commerce may be met with, cannot be a matter of indifference*.
Page 221 - As night approached the greater part of our visitors retired to the shore, but numbers of them requested our permission to sleep on board. Curiosity was not the only motive, at least with some, for the next morning several things were missing, which determined me not to entertain so many another night. "At eleven o'clock in the forenoon we anchored in the bay, which is called by the natives...
Page 244 - He immediately marched into the village, where he was received with the usual marks of respect ; the people prostrating themselves before him, and bringing their accustomed offerings of small hogs. Finding that there was no suspicion of his...

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