This is the most beautiful island of the Sandwich group.
There were between twenty and thirty white men at that time resident in the island, but many of them were mere vagabonds, who remained there in hopes of leading a lazy and an easy life.
two volcanic islands emerged of unequal size, surrounded by a coral reef that measured forty miles in circumference.
But D'Entrecasteaux, ignoring this communication-- rather uncertain, besides--directed his course towards the Admiralty Islands, mentioned in a report of Captain Hunter's as being the place where La Perouse was wrecked.
The whole group of islands had just been taken possession of by Rear-Admiral Du Petit Thouars, in the name of the invincible French nation.
We afterwards learned that our eccentric friend had been a lieutenant in the English navy; but having disgraced his flag by some criminal conduct in one of the principal ports on the main, he had deserted his ship, and spent many years wandering among the islands of the Pacific, until accidentally being at Nukuheva when the French took possession of the place, he had been appointed pilot of the harbour by the newly constituted authorities.
He was going to find Sea Cow, if there was such a person in the sea, and he was going to find a quiet island
with good firm beaches for seals to live on, where men could not get at them.
The uplan species (Anas Magellanica) is common, in pairs and in smal flocks, throughout the island
that on the south side, which had hurried me away, and that on the north, which lay about a league on the other side; I say, between these two, in the wake of the island
, I found the water at least still, and running no way; and having still a breeze of wind fair for me, I kept on steering directly for the island
, though not making such fresh way as I did before.
At six o'clock in the morning they left their cabin, and landed on the island
Ross shook her head scornfully, as if drink was a weakness beneath the weakest of Island
The light begun to come before we got to the foot of the island