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Torrey's narrative; or, The life and adventures of William Torrey, who was held a captive by the cannibals of the Marquesas (1848) (14783568235)

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Torrey's narrative; or, The life and adventures of William Torrey, who was held a captive by the cannibals of the Marquesas (1848) (14783568235)

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Title: Torrey's narrative; or, The life and adventures of William Torrey, who ... was held a captive by the cannibals of the Marquesas ..
Year: 1848 (1840s)
Authors: Torrey, William, b. 1814
Subjects: Seafaring life
Publisher: Boston, Press of A. J. Wright
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: The Library of Congress



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OF WILLIAM TORREY. 113 It is dug down about a foot lower than the groundaround. Agamst this bark flat stones about two feetlong are set on the end, nearly as thick as they canstand. Against these they recline, sitting cross leggedon the ground. In the immediate center is a table madeof flat stones, on which the food at the time of thegrand feast is placed. All public business is transactedhere. After a while they came running very fast towardsus. By this we were fearful they intended us no good,but we were happily disappointed. They seemed fullyto realize the nature of our situation, and immediatelyset themselves about ameliorating our condition andrendering us comfortable as possible, giving us to eat ofsuch as they had—bread fruit—banannas—raw fish,&c. Of the vegetables we ate plentifully; the raw fishbeing an entirely new dish, we passed it lightly by. Finishing our repast, we were taken two by two andput at difierent families, where all seemed touched bythe spirit of sym

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torreys narrative or the life and adventures of william torrey who was held a captive by the cannibals of the marquesas 1848
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