In the South Seas Being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert Islands in the Course of Two Cruises on the Yacht "Casco" (1888) and the Schooner "Equator" (1889)
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In the South Seas Being an Account of Experiences and Observations in the Marquesas, Paumotus and Gilbert Islands in the Course of Two Cruises on the Yacht "Casco" (1888) and the Schooner "Equator" (1889)

By Robert Louis Stevenson
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In the South Seas is a collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's articles and essays on his travels in the Pacific. In his words: "For nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested that I should try the South Seas; and I was not unwilling to visit like a ghost, and be carried like a bale, among scenes that had attracted me in youth and health. I chartered accordingly Dr. Merrit's schooner yacht, the Casco, seventy-four tons.

Table of Contents
  • IN THE SOUTH SEAS
  • CONTENTS
  • PART 1: THE MARQUESAS
    • CHAPTER I—AN ISLAND LANDFALL
    • CHAPTER II—MAKING FRIENDS
    • CHAPTER III—THE MAROON
    • CHAPTER IV—DEATH
    • CHAPTER V—DEPOPULATION
    • CHAPTER VI—CHIEFS AND TAPUS
    • CHAPTER VII—HATIHEU
    • CHAPTER VIII—THE PORT OF ENTRY
    • CHAPTER IX—THE HOUSE OF TEMOANA
    • CHAPTER X—A PORTRAIT AND A STORY
    • CHAPTER XI—LONG-PIG—A CANNIBAL HIGH PLACE
    • CHAPTER XII—THE STORY OF A PLANTATION
    • CHAPTER XIII—CHARACTERS
    • CHAPTER XIV—IN A CANNIBAL VALLEY
    • CHAPTER XV—THE TWO CHIEFS OF ATUONA
  • PART II: THE PAUMOTUS
    • CHAPTER I—THE DANGEROUS ARCHIPELAGO—ATOLLS AT A DISTANCE
    • CHAPTER II—FAKARAVA: AN ATOLL AT HAND
    • CHAPTER III—A HOUSE TO LET IN A LOW ISLAND
    • CHAPTER IV—TRAITS AND SECTS IN THE PAUMOTUS
    • CHAPTER V—A PAUMOTUAN FUNERAL
    • CHAPTER VI—GRAVEYARD STORIES
  • PART III: THE GILBERTS
    • CHAPTER I—BUTARITARI
    • CHAPTER II—THE FOUR BROTHERS
    • CHAPTER III—AROUND OUR HOUSE
    • CHAPTER IV—A TALE OF A TAPU
    • CHAPTER V—A TALE OF A TAPU—continued
    • CHAPTER VI—THE FIVE DAYS’ FESTIVAL
    • CHAPTER VII—HUSBAND AND WIFE
  • PART IV: THE GILBERTS—APEMAMA
    • CHAPTER I—THE KING OF APEMAMA: THE ROYAL TRADER
    • CHAPTER II—THE KING OF APEMAMA: FOUNDATION OF EQUATOR TOWN
    • CHAPTER III—THE KING OF APEMAMA: THE PALACE OF MANY WOMEN
    • CHAPTER IV—THE KING OF APEMAMA: EQUATOR TOWN AND THE PALACE
    • CHAPTER V—KING AND COMMONS
    • CHAPTER VI—THE KING OF APEMAMA: DEVIL-WORK
    • CHAPTER VII—THE KING OF APEMAMA
  • FOOTNOTES
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