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The romance of the South Seas (1906)

Titre : The romance of the South Seas
Auteur : Clement Lindley Wragge (1852-1922)
Editeur : Chatto & Windus – Londres
Date : 1906
Sujet : Partie II “THE VOWEL ISLAND ; ” or “A TRIP TO TAHITI VIA RAROTONGA AND RAIATEA “
CHAPTER III
Rarotonga to Raiatea : A Stirring Incident—A Volatile Woman—The Immortal Universe—The Trader’s Story—A ” Romance of the Anti-meridian “—Religious Squabbles—Hold on to your Greenwich Date—Pastor and Priest—Christians, Awake !—Two Sundays a Week —Smoking-room Orators—Missionaries—Manchester Slums and Pacific Islands—The Becording Angel—The ” Great Awakening ” —Ad Veritatem per Scientism 150
CHAPTER IV
Baiatea : A Poet’s Dreamland—Squeaking Pigs and Lovely Girls— Jack Oldham—Pacific Life Unique—Flowers and Shells—Hurrah for Tahiti !—Native Passengers—Girl Mothers—Major Umphank and ” Niggers “—Cocoa-nut Oil—Arrival at Papeete—Tahiti, at Last I —A Mooning Couple 165
CHAPTER V
First Day. Practical Information : Physical Geography and Climate— A Charming Paradise—Money Matters. Papeete : The Market—Love Wreaths— Sunday in Tahiti—What Price Spinsters ?—Bachelors at a Premium—Les Belles Tahitiennes—The Island Grog-shop—The Cathedral—Public Buildings—Native Ways and Bamboo Houses- Seductive Half-castes—Lavina the Goddess—A Bacchanalian Feast —A Famous Chief. Mountain Pictures—The Vision of a Soul— The Broom Road—Flotsam and Jetsam—Pomare’s Monument : Nothing is Lost—Preaching Extraordinary—A Shrewd Lawyer —Scenes in the Country. Matavai Bay : Memories of Cook. Point Venus : Captain Cook’s Monument. Beturn to Papeete — Evening Pleasures 173
CHAPTER VI
Second Day. The Beach : Inter-island Schooners—Marine Life—Gunboat Studies—A South Sea Dentist—A Philosophizing ” Crusoe.” The Fautaua Valley : The ” Fashoda ” Incident—Eyes and no Eyes —A Contrast—Native Hospitality—Bathing Extraordinary—The Old, old Story—Notes by theWay—Arcadian Pleasures. The Hills Nature Studies—A Native Carrier—The “Staubach” in Tahiti Nature’s Music—Soldiers at Play—The Governor’s Asylum. Return to Papeete : Sunset over Eimeo—Tahitian Barbers—Evening in a Suburban Village . . 222
CHAPTER VII
Third and Fourth Days. From Papeete to Papara and Return: A Tahitian Diligence—The Easter Island Settlement—Jottings en route—God in Nature—Chinese Settlers—” Three Things a Man should do”— “Fruitless Bachelors deserve Extinction “—The Duties of a Woman—Counsel’s Opinion—Subjects for the Camera —The Village Postmaster—A Legend of Eimeo—Punaavia—Native Schools—Chile Dollars—An Enterprising Frenchman—Taxation— An Aureola of Glory—Old Forts—Tahiti versus Mincing Lane— Vanilla Drying—Paea—AFamous Fishing-ground—” Tethys’ Bath” —Arrival at Papara—A Church Feast—Tati the Orator—Aux bons Gourmets—Religious Spite—” Not if we know it 1 “—War News in Tahiti—The Nobleman of the Pacific — Gloire a la France t—An Ancient Marai—The Tale of theRock—Human Sacrifice—The Glories of a Coral Reef—Medicine Men—Return to Papeete — Vale I Tahiti I 255
Type : monographie imprimée
Nombre de pages : 336
Langue : Anglais
Source : Cornell University Library
Identifiant : DU50.W8
Numérisation : MSN
Lien : https://archive.org/details/cu31924023261856

 

 

Categories:   1900 - 1909, Anglais, Archive.org (USA), Cornell University Library, îles Sous-le-Vent, Livres, périodiques & bulletins, Océanie / Pacifique, Société, Tahiti

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