Celebrated Travels and Travellers

Part II. The Great Navigators of the Eighteenth Century

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Author: Jules Verne
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 158,499 / 480 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 37.3
LoC Category: G
Downloads: 3,017
Added to site: 2008.06.15
mnybks.net#: 21220
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Travel
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feathers of them with much delight, declaring they would have a high value at Tahiti. Cook landed with a native named Attago, who had attached himself to him at once. During his excursion, he remarked a temple similar to a "morai," and which was called by the generic name of Faitoka. Raised upon an artificial butt, sixteen or eighteen feet from the ground, the temple was in an oblong form, and was reached by two stone staircases. Built like the homes of the natives, with posts and joists, it was covered with palm leaves. Two wooden images coarsely carved, two feet in length, occupied the corners.

"As I did not wish to offend either them or their gods," says the captain, "I dared not touch them, but I inquired of Attago if these were 'Eatuas,' or gods. I do not know if he understood me, but he instantly handled them, and turned them over as roughly as if he had merely touched a bit of wood, which convinced me that they did not represent a divine being."

A few thefts were perpetrated, but they did not interrupt cordiality, and a quantity of provisions were procured. Before leaving, the captain had an interview with a person

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