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A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels

Volume 16

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Author: Robert Kerr
Published: 1824
Language: English
Wordcount: 220,801 / 620 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 72.3
LoC Categories: G, V
Downloads: 800
Added to site: 2005.08.08
mnybks.net#: 11121
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Nautical, History
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People. Visit from Koah, a Priest and Warrior. The Morai at Kakooa described. Ceremonies at the Landing of Captain Cook. Observatories erected. Powerful Operation of the Taboo. Method of Salting Pork in Tropical Climates. Society of Priests discovered. Their Hospitality and Munificence. Reception of Captain Cook. Artifice of Koah. Arrival of Terreeoboo, King of the Island. Returned by Captain Cook, 421

II. Farther Account of Transactions with the Natives. Their Hospitality. Propensity to Theft. Description of a Boxing Match. Death of one of our Seamen. Behaviour of the Priests at his Funeral. The Wood Work and Images on the Morai purchased. The Natives inquisitive about our Departure. Their Opinion about the Design of our Voyage. Magnificent Presents of Terreeoboo to Captain Cook. The Ships leave the Island. The Resolution damaged in a Gale, and obliged to return, 434

III. Suspicious Behaviour of the Natives, on our Return to Karakakooa

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