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But there was no way by which to avoid offending the white man who seemed offended with life.
As it was, the murder of the white men, of any white man, would bring a man-of-war that would kill the offenders and chop down the precious cocoanut trees.
So close were the two canoes to one another that the black had only an opportunity to note the white face in the bow of the oncoming craft before the two touched and his own men were upon their feet, yelling like mad devils and thrusting their long spears at the occupants of the other canoe.
But a moment later, when Kaviri was able to realize the nature of the crew that manned the white man's dugout, he would have given all the beads and iron wire that he possessed to have been safely within his distant village.
White Fang came in until he touched Grey Beaver's knee, so curious was he, and already forgetful that this was a terrible man-animal.
But White Fang sat on his haunches and ki- yi'd and ki-yi'd, a forlorn and pitiable little figure in the midst of the man-animals.
As for the white shark, the white gliding ghostliness of repose in that creature, when beheld in his ordinary moods, strangely tallies with the same quality in the Polar quadruped.
But I doubt not, that leathern tally, meant for man, was taken off in Heaven, when the white fowl flew to join the wing-folding, the invoking, and adoring cherubim!
"Nay," old Ebbits interposed in kindliness, "the white man's is not a lying people.
"There is no understanding the white man," Ebbits went on doggedly.
Once when they had spent the night in the wood and the dawn had roused them, they saw a beautiful child in a shining white dress sitting near their bed.
In the evening, when the snowflakes fell, the mother said: 'Go, Snow- white, and bolt the door,' and then they sat round the hearth, and the mother took her spectacles and read aloud out of a large book, and the two girls listened as they sat and spun.
The earth was white with snow, and the air was full of it, swept along by a cutting wind.
Then the White Man crept back to his bed, and the shivering natives, fortified with gin, or squareface, as it is called locally, took refuge on the second wagon, drawing a tent-sail over them.
The anger of a wild animal was in his eyes; but he saw the white man's hand dropping to the pistol in his belt.