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Download pdf An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume N . 3
Download pdf An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume N . 3

An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume N . 3. William Fordyce Mavor

An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume N . 3
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Author: William Fordyce Mavor
Number of Pages: 70 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Rarebooksclub.com
Publication Country: Miami Fl, United States
Language: English
ISBN: 9781236178480
Download Link: An Historical Account of the Most Celebrated Voyages, Travels, and Discoveries from the Time of Columbus to the Present Period Volume N . 3
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1802 Excerpt: ...instruments; but caught their prey by placing wiers across little inlets of the sea, and trusted to the tide to bring them a precarious supply, which it left within their reach. They therefore watched the flux of the sea with a sedulous attention, as its bounty was their only dependence; for the earth produced neither herb, root, pulse, nor any kind of grain. These poor creatures have a fort of weapons, consisting of a piece of wood, shaped somewhat like a cutlass, and a long straight pole, sharpened at the end by fire. With these humble instruments of offence, they made a shew of resistance; but a single gun being fired, drove them in a panic from the shore. Dampier informs us, that uninviting as the appearance of the natives was, the crew brought some of them to a kind of familiarity, by giving them meat. This they eagerly devoured; but lost in stupid apathy, they paid no regard to the ship, nor seemed to express that wonder which might have been naturally expected from the display of so many novelties. Here Dampier endeavoured to persuade the men to proceed to some English factory; but Read, who appears to have been fond of his uncomfortable and inglorious power, threatened him with being turned on shore, if he again suggested such a scheme. This coast furnishing no incentive to avarice, nor even the means of subsistence, they left it on the 12th of March, intending for the Isle of Cocoas; but the wind proving unpropitious for their design, they stood for the islands to the west of Sumatra. After touching at an island undistinguished by any name, where they found some refreshments; they arrived at Triste, on the 17th of April, and supplied themselves with turtle. As they were cruising in these latitudes, they chased and took a proa of Achen, laden with c...

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