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Image from page 91 of "Coral and atolls: a history and description of the Keeling-Cocos Islands, with an account of their fauna and flora, and a discussion of the method of development and transformation of coral structures in general" (1912)

Title: Coral and atolls: a history and description of the Keeling-Cocos Islands, with an account of their fauna and flora, and a discussion of the method of development and transformation of coral structures in general
Identifier: coralatollshisto00jone
Year: 1912 (1910s)
Authors: Jones, F. Wood (Frederic Wood), 1879-1954
Subjects: Coral reefs and islands
Publisher: London, Lovell Reeve & Co. , Ltd.
Contributing Library: Smithsonian Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: Biodiversity Heritage Library

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52 CORAL AND ATOLLS help of his friends, captured a maiden from the company of a neighbouring tribe. The bridegroom's friend was his assistant in the raid, and to-day the descendant of the brother raider is seen, in our own weddings, as the best man, though custom has long since spared him the ordeal of making sword- Fm. 1.

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A Wedding Geoup in Cocos-Keeijng. The bride and bridegroom are wearing the flower-decked headgear. play, or firing blank charges in the direction of the bride's mother. Just as our best man is seen on a glorified scale in these Cocos wedding ceremonies, so is the custom of sending out Avedding cake to absent friends displayed in its archaic form at the feasts of the Malays. The food that is to be used at the wedding feast—or indeed at any other ceremony of general

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