But The Man, Perceiving The Trick They Had Played Him,
Darted After Them, And Having Soon Got On Board Their Canoe, Beat Him Who
Had Taken His Things, And Not Only Brought Back His Own, But Many Other
Articles Which He Took From Them.
This man had likewise been observed
making collections on shore at the trading-place.
I remembered to have seen
him there; and, on account of his gathering tribute, took him to be a man
of consequence, and was going to make him a present; but some of their
people would not let me, saying he was no Areeke (that is, chief).
He had his hair always powdered with some kind of white dust.
As we had no wind to sail this afternoon, a party of us went ashore in the
evening. We found the natives everywhere courteous and obliging; so that,
had we made a longer stay, it is probable we should have had no more reason
to complain of their conduct. While I was now on shore, I got the names of
twenty islands, which lie between the N.W. and N.E., some of them in sight.
Two of them, which lie most to the west, viz. Amattafoa and Oghao, are
remarkable on account of their great height. In Amattafoa, which is the
westernmost, we judged there was a volcano, by the continual column of
smoke we saw daily ascending from the middle of it.
Both Mr Cooper and myself being on shore at noon, Mr Wales could not wind
up the watch at the usual time; and, as we did not come on board till late
in the afternoon, it was forgotten till it was down.
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