Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life [Edited by George Woodcock] - Chapters 29, and 30, pp. 307-329 Summary & Analysis

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Chapters 29, and 30, pp. 307-329 Summary

In chapter twenty-nine, Tommo is surprised that there are dogs and even one cat in Typee. A native animal is a small lizard, which, like the birds, is not afraid of humans. There are no mosquitoes, only small flies, and the weather is uniformly pleasant. Agile young men can climb coconut trees that usually lean by an angle of at least thirty degrees. Even children can climb these trees with the aid of a device made of fastened bark that binds their legs together and gives them more leverage in climbing the trees. Tommo finds it incredible that mothers are calm as they see their five-year-old children climbing one hundred feet into the air. The natives love the young green coconuts before they fall from the tree. Oddly, of the many lovely birds, none of them are...

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