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Papeete. Sharks surrounded the ship as she entered the passage in the reef and
followed her into the lagoon. The lagoon was very quiet and still and the water
clear. A number of white schooners lay along the wharf. A crowd had assembled
She lives in a two-storeyed frame house about thirty-five miles from Papeete. She
is the widow of a chief who received the Legion of Honour for his services in the
troubles at the time the French protectorate was changed into occupation; and ...
... so took it back to Papeete. I went to Murea in a little open boat crowded with
natives and Chinese. The skipper was a fair, red-faced native with blue eyes, tall
and stout; he spoke a little English and perhaps his father was an English sailor.
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