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We sailed between islands and soon found ourselves in the open sea. ... Mobiag
is surrounded by a double reef, and we were aiming for the end of one to bear up
between the two and so get round the island to where there was an anchorage.
He has a ketch in which he travels from island to island, for his parish consists of
eight islands. He is at home very little. His wife has short wavy hair, and if she did
not wear spectacles and were nicely dressed she would be a pretty woman.
From the veranda of the rest-house you see the water through the tall casuarina
trees, the island opposite, and one or two houses. Flowering shrubs bloom with a
wanton profusion. Enormous butterflies, gaily painted, flit from shrub to shrub.
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