An Affair in the South Seas: A Story of Romantic Adventure

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T. Fisher Unwin, 1901 - 278 pages

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Page 1 - MASTER of human destinies am I! Fame, love, and fortune on my footsteps wait. Cities and fields I walk; I penetrate Deserts and seas remote, and passing by Hovel and mart and palace— soon or late I knock unbidden once at every gate! If sleeping, wake — if feasting, rise before I turn away. It is the hour of fate, And they who follow me reach every state Mortals desire, and conquer every foe Save death; but those who doubt or hesitate, Condemned to failure, penury, and woe, Seek me in vain and...
Page 115 - The first experience can never be repeated. The first love, the first sunrise, the first South Sea island, are memories apart, and touched a virginity of sense.
Page 274 - But I know pleasure still; pleasure with a thousand faces, and none perfect, a thousand tongues all broken, a thousand hands, and all of them with scratching nails. High among these I place this delight of weeding out here alone by the garrulous water, under the silence of the high wood, broken by incongruous sounds of birds.
Page 179 - It is the Golden Age of which poets have sung and high-raised seers have told in metaphor! It is the glorious vision which has always haunted man with gleams of fitful splendor. It is what he saw whose eyes at Patmos were closed in a trance. It is the culmination of Christianity — the City of God on earth, with its walls of jasper and its gates of pearl! It is the reign of the Prince of Peace!
Page 172 - a community of persons living within certain limits of territory, under a permanent organization which aims to secure the prevalence of justice by selfimposed law.
Page 78 - He is trying to eliminate from civilisation the discipline of poverty, and the Son of Man had not where to lay His head...
Page 104 - This was not to be wondered at when it is remembered that the population of Thurso is under 4000, and that the adjoining agricultural districts are thinly peopled.
Page 142 - Atollian girl was so dear to me that I could not bear the thought of...
Page 267 - ... swift the noisy years of effort become the silent years of history. And...
Page 24 - m not going there to rob 'em the way some of the missionaries have done, with a Bible in one hand and a flag in the other, and avarice and deceit in their hearts.

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