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Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, Vols. II - IIIVoyaging Accounts
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1 May 1769

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An Excursion to the Eastward and interview with Oberea


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An Excursion to the Eastward and interview with Oberea (continued)

About noon, a Chief, who had dined with me a few days before, accompanied by some of his women, came on board alone: I had observed that he was fed by his women, but I made no doubt, that upon occasion he would condescend to feed himself: in this, however, I found myself mistaken. When my noble guest was seated, and the dinner upon the table, I helped him to some victuals: as I observed that he did not immediately begin his meal, I pressed him to eat: but he still continued to sit motionless like a statue, without attempting to put a single morsel into his mouth, and would certainly have gone without his dinner, if one of the servants had not fed him.


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