The colors of the war-paint had blended in dark confusion about his fierce countenance, and rendered his swarthy lineaments still more savage
and repulsive than if art had attempted an effect which had been thus produced by chance.
We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages
and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.
For two days the party raced through the savage
country, passing out of the dense jungle into an open plain, and across this to timbered mountain slopes.
We had not gone two cable-lengths, when a hundred savages
, howling and gesticulating, entered the water up to their waists.
Suddenly the horrid war-whoop burst on their ears, mingled with the sharp report of rifles, and a legion of savages
sprang from their concealments, yelling, and shaking their buffalo robes to frighten the horses.
These are inhabited by as many distinct tribes of savages
, who, although speaking kindred dialects of a common language, and having the same religion and laws, have from time immemorial waged hereditary warfare against each other.
Yes, Captain, but they did not admit that he was dead and as for his clothes and accouterments being in their possession--why more civilized peoples than these poor savage
negroes strip their prisoners of every article of value whether they intend killing them or not.
The concentrated gaze of a hidden observer provokes a warning sensation of nervous unrest in such as these, but though twenty pairs of savage
eyes were gazing fixedly at Lieutenant Harold Percy Smith-Oldwick, the fact aroused no responsive sensation of impending danger in his placid breast.
The ape-man had had sufficient experience with the lower savages
of Africa to know that even there may be found the cruder virtues of charity and humanity; but their lives were at best but a series of terrible privations, dangers, and sufferings.
Into the jungle dashed the four while close behind them came the howling pack of enraged savages
In the center of the circle of glittering black bodies he leaped and roared and shook his heavy spear in the same mad abandon that enthralled his fellow savages
With its faint, grey streaks came the savages
of Bekwando, crawling up in a semicircle through the long, rough grass, then suddenly, at a signal, bounding upright with spears poised in their hands - an ugly sight in the dim dawn for men chilled with the moist, damp air and only half-awake.
Tierra del Fuego, first arrival -- Good Success Bay -- An Account of the Fuegians on board -- Interview With the Savages
-- Scenery of the Forests -- Cape Horn -- Wigwam Cove -- Miserable Condition of the Savages
-- Famines -- Cannibals -- Matricide -- Religious Feelings -- Great Gale -- Beagle Channel -- Ponsonby Sound -- Build Wigwams and settle the Fuegians -- Bifurcation of the Beagle Channel -- Glaciers -- Return to the Ship -- Second Visit in the Ship to the Settlement -- Equality of Condition amongst the Natives.
In the savage
state every family owns a shelter as good as the best, and sufficient for its coarser and simpler wants; but I think that I speak within bounds when I say that, though the birds of the air have their nests, and the foxes their holes, and the savages
their wigwams, in modern civilized society not more than one half the families own a shelter.
have done their talk, and are about to set their accursed devices in motion.