Letters from Sarawak; Addressed to a Child
By:Henriette McDougall
Published on 2013-09 by Theclassics.Us

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ... letter xii. My Dbabest Charley, The first week in August 1848, our new Louse on the hill, 'College ttill' as we called it, was sufficiently completed for us to remove there; and Sunday the 12th, we had divine service in our large dining hall, instead of in the lower room of the Court House. A wide staircase outside the front of the house, with a pretty little porch at the top, leads to this hall. Over the porch, hangs a great bell, which rings at certain hours of the day, to set us all to our various employments; it calls the Malays to their work at six, the Chinese at seven; at eleven, it rings for their two hours to rest; at one, that they may begin work again; at five, to say work is over for the day. At one time, when we had no longer workmen in our employ, I thought the bell, and our ears too, might have a little rest from its frequent dingdong, but the townspeople petitioned it might go on as usual, for they were so accustomed to time their hours by it, they should feel quite at a loss without it. While we were removing to the Mission House, the Rajah, and nearly all the English, were away on the expedition up the pirate rivers, which I told you about some time ago. On the 24th of August, however, they returned, and a great rejoicing took place; our house was filled in every corner, with officers from the ships of war, who enjoyed a few nights on shore, and especially on our cold breezy hill. On the evening of the 26th, six Dyak women, who had been made captives, and were kept and brought to Sarawak, as hostages for their husbands' good behaviour, arrived, and the Rajah asked me to take care of them; he wished to shew them how differently Christian people treat their prisoners to what pirates do, consequently these poor women were...

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Book ID of Letters from Sarawak; Addressed to a Child's Books is W97WnQEACAAJ, Book which was written byHenriette McDougallhave ETAG "PndjRZd/AYk"

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