Pâkia

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Author: Louis Becke
Published: 1901
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,953 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 997
Added to site: 2008.04.20
mnybks.net#: 20611
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Short Story

From The Tapu of Banderah and Other Stories

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"There was a great wood which ran from my master's house down to the sea. I ran hard, very hard, till I came to the water. I could see ships in the harbour, quite near. I swam to one, and tried to creep on deck and hide, but heard the sailors talking. Presently I saw a vessel--a schooner--come sailing slowly past. There was a boat towing astern. I swam softly over, and got into the boat, and laid down till it was near the dawn. There was but little wind then, and the ship was not moving fast, so I got into the water again, and held on to the side of the boat, and began to cry out in a loud voice for help. As soon as they heard me the ship was brought to the wind, and I got back into the boat I was taken on board and given food and coffee, and told the captain that I had fallen overboard from another ship, and had been swimming for many hours. Only the captain could speak a little English--all the others were Italians. It was an Italian ship.

"I was a long time on that ship. We we

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Average Rating of 3 from 1 reviews: ***
2014.09.14
Lisa Carr
***..

An old Samoan man sleeping on the beach with an English trader slowly gets drunk and recalls incidents of his life, and of island life before the Christians came. There's no plot, and the old man is the only real character.
It was a curiosity, but I took very little away from it.


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