Siviliserte menn ankom Sydhavsøyene bevæpnet med alkohol, syfilis, bukser og Bibelen.
Impressions and Comments (1924).
Civilised man arrived, armed with Alcohol and Syphilisand Trousers and the Bible.
Civilized men arrived in the Pacific, armed with alcohol, syphilis, trousers, and the Bible.
The Pacific once hid in its wilderness a multitude of little islands upon which, as the first voyagers and missionaries bore witness, Primitive Man, protected by Nature from the larger world, had developed a rarely beautiful culture, wild and fierce and voluptuous, and yet in the highest degree humane. Civilised man arrived, armed with Alcohol and Syphilis and Trousers and the Bible, and in a few years only a sordid and ridiculous shadow was left of that uniquely wonderful life.
Levde: 1859 - 1939