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My Friends the Savages Notes and Observations of a Perak settler (Malay Peninsula)   By: (1850-1914)

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MY FRIENDS THE SAVAGES

BY Captain G. B. CERRUTI

TRANSLATED FROM THE ITALIAN BY I. STONE SANPIETRO

NOTES AND OBSERVATIONS OF A PERAK SETTLER (MALAY PENINSULA). RICHLY ILLUSTRATED WITH ORIGINAL PHOTOGRAPHS TAKEN BY THE AUTHOR.

COMO (Italy) TIPOGRAFIA COOPERATIVA COMENSE 1908

Every copy of this work not bearing the author's signature will be retained by him as an infringement of his rights.

[Signature of author]

These notes, the fruit of much sacrifice, I dedicate to the memory of my dear ones.

The fond embrace of parents and a sister, which for me was a sweet augury at my departure, greeted me no more at my return!

Varazze, June 1906.

[Transcriber's Note: This table of contents was originally at the end of the book but has been moved here for the convenience of users.]

CONTENTS

Chapter I: Malacca and its contrasts Devourers of the soul and devourers of the body The realization of a poet's dream Temptations A call from the forest Auri sacra fames Baggage Farewell to civilization Page 5

Chapter II: My escort By steamer to Telok Anson The other bank of the Perak Towards the forest First news Blood letting in the swamp Robbed and forsaken Revenge in due time The Malay's instigation My little Sam Sam's fidelity Philosophical reflections under a heavy weight " 11

Chapter III: A fearful nocturnal concert Fire! Fire! A clearing in the forest A general flight Masters of the camp! Mortal weariness A morning greeting without any compliments A first meeting In the village AlĂ  against the Orang putei " 22

Chapter IV: New friends Gold An English official The purchase of my future treasure Administrative simplicity England teaches! The "sla pui" Bitter disappointment The Sam Sam The poison of the Savage and the venom of the Civilized " 31

Chapter V: Great Mother Earth A dangerous meeting A living statue Here or there? An unrelished supper A dreaded immigration A glance into the past A rape which was not a rape A noble task Towards the mountain Tiger shooting The Sakais in town Alloyed sweets Musical tastes Hurrah for the free forest! " 42

Chapter VI: The great Sorceress The forest seen from above A struggle for life The crimes of plants Everlasting twilight Births and deaths Concerts by forest vocalists The "durian" The "ple lok" Vastnesses unexplored by science Treasures intact Para Rubber The Samaritans of the jungle The forest and its history " 59

Chapter VII: The snares of civilized life Faust's invocation The dangers of the forest Serpents A perilous adventure Carnivorous and herbivorous animals The "sladan" The man of the wood " 75

Chapter VIII: An official appointment A tour of inspection Lost in the forest I find a philosopher Lycurgus and his laws A contented mind is a continual feast A night among the tigers On the Berumbum I sleep with a serpent The last of many Safe from trap and arrow The coronation of King Edward VII " 85

Chapter IX: The origin of the Sakais Hypothesis and legend Physical character Thick tresses, gay flowers and troublesome guests Hereditary antipathy The five senses reduced to two Food and drink Tranquil life Intolerance of authority Mother in law and daughter in law Logical laziness A Sakai journalist The story of a mattress " 107

Chapter X: The Sakai woman Conjugal fidelity A life of labour Betrothals and nuptials Love among the Sakais Divorcement No... Continue reading book >>




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