Confessions of a Beachcomber eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 401 pages of information about Confessions of a Beachcomber.
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Start of eBook1
CHAPTER II1
CHAPTER III1
CHAPTER IV1
PART I1
INTRODUCTION1
CHAPTER I3
OFFICIAL LANDING5
OUR ISLAND8
EARLY HISTORY14
SATELLITES AND NEIGHBOURS19
PLANS AND PERFORMANCES26
CHAPTER II34
TROPICAL INDUSTRIES43
SOME DIFFERENCES50
ISLAND FAUNA58
CHAPTER III61
A CENSUS63
BIRDS OF PREY63
PERCHING BIRDS63
PICARIAN BIRDS64
PARROTS64
PIGEONS AND DOVES64
GAME BIRDS64
RAIL65
CRANE65
SEA BIRDS65
IBISES65
HERONS65
POUCHERS65
DIVER65
DUCKS66
THE DAYBREAK FUGUE66
THE MEGAPODE67
SWAMP PHEASANT69
BULLY, SWAGGERER, SWASHBUCKLER70
EYES AFLAME71
THE NESTFUL TREE73
WHITE NUTMEG PIGEON76
FRUIT-EATERS80
AUSTRALIA’S HUMMING-BIRD81
THE FLAME-TREE’S VISITORS83
RED-LETTER BIRDS83
CASUAL AND UNPRECISE85
CHAPTER IV86
QUEER FISH93
THE WARTY GHOUL95
BURRA-REE97
FOUR THOUSAND LIKE ONE98
THE BAILER SHELL99
A RIVAL TO THE OYSTER100
SHARKS AND SKIPPERS101
GORGEOUS AND CURIOUS103
TURTLE GENERALLY105
THE MERMAID OF TO-DAY109
BECHE-DE-MERE112
CHAPTER V115
SINGLE-HANDEDNESS116
A BUTTERFLY REVERIE119
THE SERPENT BEGUILED121
ADVENTURE WITH A CROCODILE123
THE ARABS PRECEPT125
CHAPTER VI127
THE CONQUERING TREE132
THE UMBRELLA-TREE138
THE GENUINE UPAS-TREE139
THE CREEPING PALM140
MAUVE, GREEN AND GREY143
STEALTHY MURDERERS144
TREE GROG145
CHAPTER VII147
A TRAGEDY IN YELLOW148
COLOUR EFFECTS149
MUSICAL FROGS149
ACTS WELL ITS PART150
GREEN-ANT CORDIAL152
WOOING WITH WINGS156
THE GREED OF THE SNAKE157
A SWALLOWING FEAT157
PART II158
CHAPTER I158
TURTLE AND SUCKERS159
WEATHER DISTURBERS165
A DINNER-PARTY167
BLACK ART169
A POISONOUS FOOD173
MESSAGE-STICKS174
HOOKS OF PEARL178
WILD DYNAMITE180
A CAVERN AND ITS LEGEND181
A SOULFUL DANCE182
A SONG WITHOUT WORDS184
ORIGIN OF THE SOUTHERN CROSS184
CROCODILE CATCHING185
SUICIDE BY CROCODILE186
DISAPPEARANCE OF BLACKS186
CHAPTER II187
TOM:  HIS WIVES—­HIS BATTLES194
THE LANGUAGE TEST201
LAST OF THE LINE202
CHAPTER III202
COMMON AND INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS203
CLOTHING SUPERFLUOUS205
BROTHER AND SISTER205
THE RAINBOW205
SWIMMING FEATS205
SMOKE SIGNALS207
THUNDER FACTORY207
THE ORACLE207
A REAL LETTER207
A BLACK DEGENERATE207
JUMPED AT A CONCLUSION208
PRIDE OF RACE209
MYALL’S BAKING210
EVERYTHING FOR A NAME210
THE KNIGHTLY GROWTH211
HONOUR AND GLORY211
FIRE JUMP UP211
SLOP TEETH212
A FASCINATED BOY212
AWKWARD CROSS-EXAMINATION212
THE ONLY ROCK212
SAW THE JOKE212
ZEBRA’S VANITY213
LAURA’S TRAITS213
ROYAL BLANKETS214
HIS DAILY BREAD214
HUMAN NATURE214
AN APT RETORT215
MISSIS’S TROUSERS215
DULL-WITTED216
STRATEGY216
LITERAL TRUTH216
MAGIC THAT DID NOT WORK216
ANTI-CLIMAX216
LITTLE FELLA CREEK SAILOR216
A FATEFUL BARGAIN217
EXCUSABLE BIAS217
THE TRIAL SCENE217
A REFLECTION ON THE HORSE218
TRIUMPH OF MATTER OVER MIND218
THE RUSE THAT FAILED218
THE BIG WORD218
MICKIE’S VERSION219
HONOURABLE JOHNNY219
THE TRANSFORMATION219
MONEY-MAKING TRICK219
HONOURABLE CHASTISEMENT219
PARADISE220
CHAPTER IV220
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