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Identifier: javaherneighbour00walc
Title: Java and her neighbours; a traveller's notes in Java Celebes, the Moluccas and Sumatra
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Walcott, Arthur Stuart, 1869-1923
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Publisher: New York Putnam
Contributing Library: Robarts - University of Toronto
Digitizing Sponsor: University of Toronto


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cent of Bayonne,New Jersey, mosquitoes and all. There were noteven any native craft on the waters of the bay,—only tank steamers and a few launches. The oil-works are not only not native but they are notDutch, except in ownership, being leased by aBritish corporation for a long term of years.Our steamer took a short time to discharge cargoat the petroleum port and then steamed slowlyback towards Celebes,—slowly because, if she hur-ried, she would arrive at the next stopping-placeat night, and the coral reefs must be approachedor threaded in broad daylight if one would avoidalmost certain disaster. As Borneo was left be-hind, a few wading birds with great length of legcame aboard and several were caught by thenative sailors. As we neared the coast of Celebes,a range of lofty mountains became visible andmany indentations of the shore line, evidentlygreat bays. After running along the coast formany hours, we turned in and came to anchor ahalf-mile from a beach of gleaming white sand,

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A CRUISE TO CELEBES 121 opposite a fringe of palms and a row of fisher-mens cottages which formed a most delectablelandscape. This is the once piratical village ofPaleleh, now a trading and fishing settlement ofabout 3000 people. The method of landing here is rather primitive,for the reef prevents even the smaller ships boatsfrom landing on the dry beach beyond. One musttake a native craft for the first part of the trip andtrust to a native back for the remainder of the way.Our first conveyance was a catamaran dugout, asomewhat unsteady hoUowed-out log, supportedon either side at a distance of two or three yardsby bamboo outriggers and propelled by the exer-tions of two small natives seated in bow and stern. Once safely ashore we found little to see that wasas enjoyable as the first view from the water.The village and its setting of beach and palmsreminded us of Samoa and there were the samebalmy, listless air, the same quiet restfulness whichgive the islands of the South Pacific thei


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