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Sarréo - 1901
"Well, there's niggers an' niggers, some just as good as any white man," said Mr. Thomas Potter as he, the second mate of the island-trading barque Reconnaisance, and Denison the supercargo, walked her short, stumpy poop one night, "though when I was before the mast I couldn't stand one of 'em bunking too close to menot for a long time. But after awhile I found out that a Kanaka or a Maori is better than the usual run of the paint-scrubbing Jack Dog who calls himself a sailorman nowadays. Why, I've never seen a native sailor yet as was dirty in his habitsthey're too fond o' the water. Look at these Rotumah chaps aboard hereif there's a calm they'll jump overboard and take a swim instead of turning in when it's their watch below. Bah, white sailors ain't worth feeding in this Island tradelazy, dirty, useless brutes; a Kanaka is worth three of any one of 'em. Did you notice that photograph in my cabinthat one showing a ship's company standing on deck?" ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 25107
Author: Becke, Louis
Release Date: Apr 19, 2008
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