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Wanderings in the Orient

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Author: Albert M. Reese
Published: 1919
Language: English
Wordcount: 16,496 / 54 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62.9
LoC Category: GV
Downloads: 571
Added to site: 2008.09.27
mnybks.net#: 22152
Genre: Travel
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second morning we entered the harbor of the small but ancient village of Tay Tay (pronounced "tie tie" and spelled in various ways) on the eastern shore of Palawan. Not a white man lives in this inaccessible hamlet and it is seldom that one visits it, as there is no regular communication of any sort with the outside world.

The village consists of a dozen or two native huts along the beach in a very pretty grove of coconut trees. Back of the village is a range of low mountains covered with tropical jungle. The main point of interest is a well constructed fort of stone, built on a small promontory that projects out into the bay. The walls of the fort are very massive and are surmounted at each of the four corners by a round watch tower. On its land side the fort is entered through a narrow gate that leads by a stone stairway to the top of the promontory. On various parts of the walls are carvings and inscriptions showing that the different bastions were built at different times.

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