tubuai islands quotes

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What are the islands to me
if you are lost
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We must annex those people. We can afflict them with our wise and beneficent government. We can introduce the novelty of thieves, ...
It is the sorrow; shall it melt? Ah, water
Would gush, flush, green these mountains and these valleys
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Generally, I like all islands. There, it is easier to rule.
These women behind the store windows? Dreams, sir, dreams at bargain prices, a trip to the Indies! These people perfume themselves ...
He had brought a large map representing the sea,
Without the least vestige of land:
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My islands
shift and change,
now here, now there,
dazzling,
white,
granite.
Give me the islands of the upper air,
all mountains
and the towering mountain trees.
O do not grieve
for a torn earth
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The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color-line--the relation of the darker to the lighter races of men in A ...
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