Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapters 3, and 4, pp. 21-41 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 3, and 4, pp. 21-41 Summary

In chapter three, the French occupy the harbor of Nukuheva with their heavy ship guns and put one hundred men ashore. The French troops march daily to frighten the natives and show off their power. In the name of civilization, the French are occupying the island of Nukuheva and declare the King of Nukuheva Bay to be the ruler. The same French Admiral, Du Petit Thouars, sails for Tahiti and demands a large payment of money and treasure. After the French occupy Tahiti, a French landing party threatens the residence of an English missionary who is in London, but his wife refuses to bring down the English flag. On this occasion the French back down.

In chapter four, the narrator decides to run away from his ship. He considers the voyage of the Dolly to be unpleasant...

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