Excerpt: ...those glands make a man over, no matter what his age. I offer myself freely. I am not afraid of death. Me, I am a philosopher." He spoke excitedly. His eyes were fixed on distance, and I followed them. Auro, the Golden One, as her name meant, had been washing her muslin slips in the pool of Psyche, and now stood in the entrance to it. ...
Excerpt: ...those glands make a man over, no matter what his age. I offer myself freely. I am not afraid of death. Me, I am a philosopher." He spoke excitedly. His eyes were fixed on distance, and I followed them. Auro, the Golden One, as her name meant, had been washing her muslin slips in the pool of Psyche, and now stood in the entrance to it. She was for a fleeting second in her pareu only, her tunic raised above her head to pull on, and her enravishing form disclosed from her waist to her piquant face, over which tumbled her opulent locks. It flashed on me that, wise and old as he was, the spectrum of the philosopher's soul had all the colors of the ignorant and the young. I looked from the nymphs of the pool to his darkening eyes, and I had a revelation of the persistence of common humanity in the most page 267 learned and the most philosophical. My castigation of myself for not buying his steamship ticket ceased in a moment, though not the less did I continue to enjoy his fount of learning and experience. page 268 Chapter XIV The market in Papeete--Coffee at Shin Bung Lung's with a prince--Fish the chief item--Description of them--The vegetables and fruits--The fish strike--Rumors of an uprising--Kelly and the I. W. W.--The mysterious session at Fa'a--Halellujah! I'm a Bum!--The strike is broken. The market in Papeete, the only one in Tahiti, has an air all its own. It is different in its amateur atmosphere and roseate color, in its isothermal romance and sheer good humor, from all others I have seen--Port of Spain, Peking, Kandy, or Jolo. It is more fascinating in its sensuous, tropical setting, its strange foods, and its laughing, lazy crowds of handsome people, than any other public mart I know. There is no financial exchange in Tahiti. Stocks and bonds take the shape of cocoanuts, vanilla-beans, fish, and other comforts. The brokers are merry women. The market is spot, and buyers must take delivery immediately, as...
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