constant and uncertain

the blue is arrogant

on such a sea as this

the salt Pacific

a note infinitely drawn out

a figure of fun

the two men were not made to get on

a vulgar cunning

commonplace and sorted

gross sensual old man

a gift of repartee, coarse and obvious

watch the missionaries suspiciously

dead or better

in long, idle talks

with scorn

with rage and mortification in their hearts

it was a victory

rosy and purple and green

so wan, so weak

‘my children’

‘I’m their father’

a coarse, cold hand

slim brown shanks


not at ease