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Na Motu or reef-rovings in the South Seas (1854)


 
Titre : Na Motu; or, reef-rovings in the South Seas
Auteur : Edward T. Perkins
Editeur : Pudney & Russel – New-York
Date : 1854
Sujet : Nouvelles et aventures dans les îles de la Société.
PART III. GEORGIAN AND SOCIETY ISLANDS,

CHAPTER I.
Baffling Winds The ” Eliza Mary” Associates Merton and Capt. Ben Mangaia Natives Huahine ” The Distant Sky” Beautiful Panorama Across the Lagoon Native Antipathy towards French Bunting First Impressions How the Foreigners live in Raiatea A Reminiscence of Rebellion 223

CHAPTER II.
A House Built Inclosures A Rebel Chieftain The Natives Costume Peregrinations ” The Pig that runs on the Ground” ” Sandwich Island Johnny” Breakfast A B^evy of BeautiesCrustaceaChurch and School-house Preparations for Housekeeping 227

CHAPTER III.
The Premises Evening Entertainment Vocal Melody Manner of Obtaining Fire A Primitive Lamp Visitors Mechanical Skill of Jasper and Howard Our Parlor Items of Domestic Economy Merton’s Report Bob as Quarter- master Noble Condescension A Dernier Resort 232

CHAPTER IV.
French Policy Results of Conquest King Tamatoa Cause of Political Dis- cord An Arbitrary Regent The Chief Tamare Standard of Rebellion Raised A Battle Bravery of the King Defeat and Flight Fugitives Preserved by French Interference Provisional Government Established An Old Roman Royal Duplicity Results of War 237

CHAPTER V.
Disappointment Division in the Family Merton’s Adventure The Stranger Acquaintances Introduced An Eccentric Judge Citizens of Raiatea Illness, and Manifestations of Sympathy Tamare’s Daughter Defects of our Model System Merton Circumnavigates the Island Howard’s Excursion to Opoa . 242

CHAPTER VI.
A Tempest Gloomy Prospect The Canoe Beauties of the Lagoon Varieties of Coral Theories respecting their Formation and Growth Reef Coral Lithophytic Plants Remarkable Specimen We Reach the Motu Formation of Islets A Royal Asylum Luxury Amid Solitude A Labyrinth The Great Barren Reef Beauty and Majesty Howard Obtains a Prize Dr. Doan’s Promise 247

CHAPTER VII.
Tranquillity Obsolete Fashions The Church and Congregation A Juvenile Propensity Devotion Missionaries System Pursued Absence of Intellect- ual Progress among the Natives Astronomical Error Respect for the Sab- bath Establishment of the Mission Conversion of King Pomare in 1812 Comparison Instituted Social Benefits Conferred Idolatry and Mythology .253

CHAPTER VIII.
Teo’s Sail-Boat Scenery by the Way A Dowrv Preservation of Bread-fruit Bathing Cocoanuts Leave Havila Vanity, a Female Quality A Beautiful Bay Tea’s Villa Royal Hospitality . 256

CHAPTER IX.
Opoa The Sacred Grove A Gloomy Forest Heathen Relics Tumulus Solemn Shades Oro, the Insatiate God Manner of Procuring Victims A Human Sacrifice Affecting Scene .261

CHAPTER X.
The Oha Tree Rendezvous for High-born Lovers Teo an Agriculturist ” Tally, Ho !” Adieu to Royalty Coral Gathering Rambles Barefooted The Forest Lethean Stream Deatfoilike Solitude Canoe Sailing Ruined Plantation A Lonely Valley Return Embarkation Rafting Working Pas- sage 265

CHAPTER XI.
The Assemblage Doctor Doan Extemporaneous Eloquence Merton on Politics The Doctor’s Sentiments upon the same Subject A New Phase Jasper’s Song Merton’s Poem Doctor Doan’s Critique Merton’s Impromptu Adjournment 271

CHAPTER XII.
Hasty Departure Contemplated Voyage The Falcon Our Consort Coral Fields Borabora, Extent and Appearance Romantic Scenery A South Sea Warrior Nautical Manoeuvres The Brass Swivel 279

CHAPTER XIII.
Morning in Polynesia The Regent Mateha Public Grounds and Edifices Old Pensioners Bread-fruit Settlement and Scenery Mountain Streams An Incident The Home of a Missionary 283

CHAPTER XIV.
Troublesome Interlopers A Renegade Chieftain Canoe Excursion Accident A Solitary Island Propagation of Palm Groves Value Native Indolence Relic of the French War Inexcusable Carelessness Poisonous Fish Native Pharmacy 289

CHAPTER XV.
TAHITI. Peak o Orohena Moorea First Impressions Town of Papeete Described French Improvements Market Hotels Chief Attraction 293

CHAPTER XVI.
A Cottage “Broom Road Gang” Loitering Pearl Fishery Suburban Views French Injustice Mutois Road to Fataoa Matavai and Point Venus Reminiscence of Hawaii 298

CHAPTER XVII.
Mountain Lake Scenes and Scenery by the Way Matrimonial Differences “The Slough of Despond” The Broom Road Aowa Village of Papara Merry Damsels Equestrian Indulgence Reach Aurofa Apo’s Family Quizzing Propensity of the Daughters Household Economy 302

CHAPTER XVIII.
Departure Robinson Crusoe Cottage Civility of a Resident Guide Selected Preparations for Visiting the Lake Forest and Valley Fatiguing Path An Expedient Ailima’s Dog Mountain Ascent Scenery The Lake Capt. Beechy’s Observations Encampment 307

CHAPTER XIX.
Return to Papeuriri A Vagrant’s Soliloquy Contemplated Project for Enforcing Industry Forcing Results Native Resources Papeete Pomare-tane, the Royal Consort Amusing Incidents A Courtier Hawaiian and Tahitian Nobility Compared Anecdote Illustrative of French Justice The ” Monumental City” 313

CHAPTER XX.
Crew and Passengers Described Leave Tahiti Storm Submarine Cell Inconveniences Reach Eimeo Midnight Search for Lodgings An Interesting Companion Adventures in a Church A Hypocrite Freak of Nature Tradition of Oro and the Little God Tii 318

CHAPTER XXI.
The Carpenter’s Premises A Convivial Party The Carpenter’s Apology Comments by a Guest ” The Girl I Left Behind Me” Reminiscences of Omoo Long Ghost and the Object of his Solicitude Tragical Fate of Mrs. Bell The Lake Forest of Pandanus Trees Primitive Solitude Our Major-Domo An Extortion 321

CHAPTER XXII.
All Aboard Rain-Storm A WildernessIn Search of Shelter Wigwams The Paumotu Girl Fruitless Search Camping Out Discover a Village Break- fast Civility A Bridge Described Juvenile Recreation Singing School Sunday At Sea Deplorable Condition of our Larder Maiau An Inhospitable Island Incidents of passing to Raiatea 325

CHAPTER XXIII.
Arrival of British Consul Tenants of Eelspring A Legend Visit to the Cavern Mountain Scenery Tints of the Lagoon A Remarkable Flower The Cavern Descent Unpleasant Situation Escape A Feast Ill-timed Politeness Delicate Sensibility 332

CHAPTER XXIV.
A British Sailor Warlike Evidences Premeditated Naval Conflict Dr. Doan a Commander A British Consul between two Fires Scenes in the Camp of Tamare Indiscretion of Mrs. Lassiter Espionage Warriors of Tahaa An Armistice Officiousness Inherent in Females Teo’s Preparations for a Siege A New-Yorker Kindness of Tamare’s Wife 849

CHAPTER XXV.
A Foster Mother Arrival at Borabora Visit to the Fdle Franc Social Habits of Hawaiians and Tahitians Reminiscence of Louis Quatorze Lodgings with Tane Landlord Described Attempt at Suicide Mrs. Tane Her Daughters, Married and Unmarried An Aspiring Son-in-Law Matea’s Toilet Improvisatrices Household Furniture Domestic Cookery and Cutlery Tane as a Commercial Agent His Eccentricity 344

CHAPTER XXVI.
A.n Arrival Captain Harry Commercial Transactions Necessity for Diplomatic Relations Chancery Suits Tane’s Account Current The ” Commercial Agent” Inconsolable A Dangerous Resort ” Three Sheets in the Wind” An Interesting Colloquy A Drunken Struggle Tane’s Farewell Loss of
Favor.. ..361

CHAPTER XXVII.
Excursion Scenery of the Valley The Doctor Purchases a Cargo Fruits The Paumotu Girl Wrapping Oranges Propensity to Gossip Indulgence of Floral Ornaments prohibited by Missionaries 357

CHAPTER XXVIII.
A Word Concerning Missions Success of Missionary Labors Characteristics of Native Converts Depopulation not attributable to Missions Social Con- dition of Missionaries in Polynesia Unpleasantness of Drawing Distinctions A Comparison Instituted Missionary Statistics Comparative Progress of Protestant and Roman Catholic Missions Conclusion 361

Type : Monographie imprimée
Pages : 502
Langue : Anglais
Droits : Domaine public
Identifiant : nrlf_ucb:GLAD-84131573
Numérisation : MSN
Source : University of California Libraries
lien : https://archive.org/details/namotuorreefrovi00perkrich

 
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