By degrees he rose to the rank of a chief, espoused one of the beauties of the island, and became habituated and reconciled to his new way of life; thinking it better, perhaps, to rule among savages than serve among white men; to be a feathered chief than a tarpaulin boatswain.
As soon as he could get his inquisitive partners once more on board, he weighed anchor, and made sail for the island of Woahoo, the royal residence of Tamaahmaah.
And I can visit the celebrated islands
where the Boussole and the Astrolabe struck?
When I was at some distance from the pirates, I discovered, by my pocket-glass, several islands
to the south-east.
Those who for the first time visit the South Sea, generally are surprised at the appearance of the islands
when beheld from the sea.
Then he headed straight for Walrus Islet, a little low sheet of rocky island
almost due northeast from Novastoshnah, all ledges and rock and gulls' nests, where the walrus herded by themselves.
In many parts of the island
the bottoms of the valleys ar covered in an extraordinary manner by myriads of grea loose angular fragments of the quartz rock, forming "stream of stones.
This eddy carried me about a league on my way back again, directly towards the island
, but about two leagues more to the northward than the current which carried me away at first; so that when I came near the island
, I found myself open to the northern shore of it, that is to say, the other end of the island
, opposite to that which I went out from.
And presently the canaries, who had heard all about Doctor Dolittle from birds of passage, came and led him to a beautiful spring of cool, clear water where the canaries used to take their bath; and they showed him lovely meadows where the bird-seed grew and all the other sights of their island
Their obi-men, or wizards, went up and down among the angry throngs, pouring fuel on the flame of their fanaticism; and some of the excited wretches, more furious and daring than the rest, attempted to get to the island
by swimming, but they were easily driven off.
Like all Island
McGill folk, as I was soon to discover, Mrs.
Another night when we was up at the head of the island
, just before daylight, here comes a frame-house down, on the west side.