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The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy

A Book for Young and Old

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Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,931 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 67.2
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 3,916
Added to site: 2007.08.27 18035

Thrilling adventures in the lower Philippine Islands with a Moro boy as hero. Riding a cataract, fighting a crocodile, capturing a huge python are just a few of the incidents. The tale is drawn from the personal observation of the author who lived on the Islands.

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to trap game, to find where the fruits abound, and to avoid the many dangers that wait for him. Piang broke into a native chant:

"Ee-ung pee-ang, unk ah-wang!" As it resounded through the forest in his high-pitched, nasal tones, he was answered from the trees, and little, gray monkeys came swinging along to see who their visitor might be. Piang mischievously tossed a piece of the smoking moss to the bank and paused to see the fun. Their almost human coughs, as the smoke was wafted their way, made him laugh. They scampered down, tumbling over each other in their anxiety to be first, and one little fellow, who succeeded in out-distancing the others, stuck its hand into the smoldering embers. Astonished, at first, it nursed the injured member, but gradually becoming infuriated, it finally shrieked and jumped up and down. It began to pelt the smudge madly with stones, chattering excitedly to its companions, as if describing the tragedy. The others had climbed back into the trees, paying no attention to Pia



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