The Cannibal Islands

The Cannibal Islands
Captain Cook's Adventure in the South Seas

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The Cannibal Islands by Robert Michael Ballantyne

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The Cannibal Islands
Captain Cook's Adventure in the South Seas

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This book describes some of the voyages of Captain Cook to Tahiti and other islands in the Pacific.

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em. But they would not swallow a drop either of wine or spirits. They put the glass to their lips, but, having tasted the liquor, they returned it with looks of disgust.

Cook says he was much surprised at the want of curiosity in these savages of the Cape, and seems to have formed a very low opinion of them. They were conducted all over the ship, yet, although they saw a vast number of beautiful and curious things that must have been quite new to them, they did not give vent to any expression of wonder or pleasure--for the howling above spoken of did not seem to be either,-- and when they returned to land they did not seem anxious to tell what they had seen, neither did their comrades appear desirous of hearing anything about their visit to the ship. Altogether, they seemed a much lower race of people than the inhabitants of the South-Sea Islands whom Cook afterwards visited.

CHAPTER THREE.

DESCRIBES AN ADVENTURE IN THE MOUNTAINS, AND TELLS

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