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Title: Nineteen years in Polynesia: missionary life, travels, and researches in the islands of the Pacific
Year: 1861 (1860s)
Authors: Turner, George, 1817 or 18-1891
Subjects: Polynesia Missions
Publisher: London J. Snow
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
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e Iva came here walking on the sea from Samoa.Raho had a basket of earth, which he commencedscattering about when he reached this, and all atonce up sprung the land, and here they remained.Four places are sacred to the worship of the gods,and once every three months all assemble. Theirgod is their belly. When they meet they firstsing to the praise of the bread-fruit tree, cocoa-nut,yam, taro, banana, and everything eatable; then feast;and then dismiss. All is over in a day. Circum-cision practised about the fifth year. When the bodydies the spirit is supposed to enter some one of thefamily or of the village community. Marof, theysay, now talks through a man called Yalea. Not-withstanding all their intercourse with white men,the Rotumans are deplorably ignorant of God. Putquestions to several about God, Jesus Christ, etc.,but could get no intelligible reply. One man whospoke English well, and who has been at sea threevoyages, after thinking a minute, said : God— EMIT MIE3BIRIMM &
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i II, .,//„/,,/// !.,,,,.■■ dvneU tku « Wap into Stfuanu /< tki marptn/. MISSIONARY VOYAGE IN 1845. 361 God—Yes. I know God; He very good man J9Poor fellow ! We tried to enlighten his darkness.As we were leaving the beach, overheard our goodcaptain talking in his simple, pointed way to one ofthe white men living on shore : No Bible ! what athing that is ! Why, that is just like a man at seawithout a chart. How do you think you could getalong at sea without a chart ? FUTUNA, NEW HEBRIDES. Ihth April.—Sighted Futuna this morning. Itrises up out of the sea like a great square table,3000 feet high, and may contain a population of 800.By nine oclock were close in off the bold shore,where we expected to find our teachers, Apela andSamuela. Heavy sea and a strong wind. Lay to,lowered the boat, and sent in her Faleese (a Samoanwh

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  • bookauthor:Turner__George__1817_or_18_1891
  • booksubject:Polynesia
  • booksubject:Missions
  • bookpublisher:London_J__Snow
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