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he did not like the air, was much the inhabitants of Radack with
surprised that he did not see a respect to the plants which I in-
single tree on the island, and that tended to take with me.
neither cocoa-nuts nor bread-fruit • The 31st of October, at day-
were to be had. He took a lively break, we took our course to
interest in all the new objects Schischmareff Strait, which we
which he saw; the Aleutian mode reached at ten o'clock, followed
of living under ground did not by some gusts of wind. In a boat
please him at all; he thought it under sail, which we soon over-
was better in Radack and Ulle, took, we recognised our old friend
and asked us whether people lived Lagediack, who, as soon as he
so at St. Petersburgh? We gave saw us, made the most comical
him such a splendid description gesticulations in the joy of his
of that city, that he was seized heart, always crying, Aidara,
with the greatest desire to see it Totabu, Tamisso, T'imaro! As

He looked at the large we were under full sail, he could
oxen with astonishment and fear; not come on board; he therefore,
and his joy was without bounds on contented himself with proceeding
being informed, that the meat to Otdia, where he begged us to
which we ate daily on board the follow him. Kadu had resolved
ship, was the flesh of these animals. not to show himself to his half-
We asked him why he was so re countrymen in the canoes, but to
joiced, and he timidly confessed, surprise them by his presence
that he thought we ate men, and on shore; but his excessive joy
that it might one day be his turn. frustrated all his plans. The Ra-
Soon after our departure from dackers were scarcely near enough
Radack, he had been present to speak to him, when to their
when a barrel of salt meat was great astonishment, he sprung up,
opened ; he observed a piece of exclaiming, Look here! I am
the ribs; he remembered the Kadu! do you know me still ?
warning of his friends, not to go They then began a lively conver-
with us, 'because we ate the sation, in which he probably told
blacks; from that moment, the them the most wonderful adven.
poor fellow regarded himself as tures, for their long-drawn 0-h!
ship-provision, and looked for was frequently repeated.
ward, with horror, to the moment “ At five o'clock in the after-
when we should be in want of noon we cast anchor in the same

place where we had been before. At Woahoo, “Kadu, had made Lagediackimmediately came,loadhimself many friends, and several ed with cocoa nuts, accompanied by things excited his astonishment; some savages who were strangers among others, he was once ex to us. As soon as he came on board, tremely frightened by a man on he gave himself up entirely to the horseback, as he took him for a joy of seeing us again; he danced dreadful monster. The islanders and sung, ran up to us, embraced took pleasure in teaching him, and us all by turns, and, at last, took as he particularly interested himself a wreath of sweet-scented flowers, in the cultivation of the land, I which he had just twined, from hoped, through him, to instruct his head, to put it on mine,


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continually exclaiming, Aidara! Future navigators will therefore His comrades imitated him in find, instead of yams, taro, and everything, though we were potatoes; timaros, tamissos, and strangers to them. After the in- totabus. Every one on board the toxication of his joy was in some ship would know from his own

dispelled, Lagediack mouth whether he really intended came up to Kadu, who was a very to leave us; and he told to each, remarkable person in the eyes of individually, how his child called them all. They formed a circle “ Kadu” in the woods, and could round him, in the middle of which not sleep in the night. The sehe was obliged to sit, and imme- paration was very painful to me, diately words flowed from his lips, and I could only console myself his eyes sparkled, and the faces with the idea that he might be of the audience strongly expressed useful here, and would not, perthe sensations which his long nar- haps, long survive in our cold rative had excited. We were at climate. As he intended to leave length obliged to interrupt the the ship to-day, because we sailed stream of his eloquence, which to-morrow, we all collected prehad already made him foam at sents for him. He looked at his the mouth, as we wished to know treasures with mute astonishment, what liad occurred during our ab- and was only afraid that the Rasence from Radack.

dackers could not resist the “ On the 3rd of November, in temptation of robbing him. I did the morning, M. Chamisso re not doubt that Lamary, as soon turned with Kadu, and I was dis as he heard of it, would not fail agreeably surprised with the news to take from him the greatest that the latter intended to stay part, and to avoid this, left some here. It was but yesterday that very considerable presents for him he promised never to leave me, also. The old chief of Ormed and and this sudden alteration of his Lagediack were not forgotten. resolution was quite an enigma, Some hogs and dogs, which I inwhich Chamisso solved. trusted to Kadu's care, were then Kadu had learnt on shore that put into the boat, and I accomhis little child in Aur lamented panied him with Chamisso ou very much after him, ran about in shore, he having previously taken the woods all day to seek him, an affectionate farewell on board and could not sleep in the night. the ship. Lagediack received us This news had softened his pater- on shore, gazed with astonishment nal heart, and brought him to the at the treasures, which were spread determination of remaining here. out, and was enraptured at the He seemed still to struggle with presents given to him. Kadu's himself, when he related it to me riches I had brought into Rarick's with much emotion; but when I, habitation, where he concealed though with a heavy heart, as I them, and the islanders, who were really loved him, approved his delighted at the sight of them, plan, he resolved to execute it, were, perhaps, already forming and promised to rear our planta- plans in secret, for appropriating tions with affection, and to call them to themselves. To protect the different plants by our names. Kadu as much as possible against



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such an event, I intended to make inhabitant shall assist him to an exhortation to all the savages. cultivate the land, for which he Lagediack immediately dispatched is to be rewarded; though the two cryers, who went about the promised rewards were to arise island, and madeknown his orders, from their labour itself.' I also that they should assemble. Some permitted myself the following drums were beat, and all the in- fiction, in order to give more habitants of Otdia, men, women, weight to the speech: A large and children, were soon assem- ship will come from Russia in ten bled. They were informed that months, to bring the Radackers Kadu intended to remain here, iron, and other necessary artiand that I was going to speak to cles : but if it finds that the them on the subject. The peo- plantations are destroyed, the ple, full of expectation, formed a guilty persons will be punished circle, in the middle of which with death! Let nobody venstood Chamisso and myself. Ka- ture to rob Kadu, or to do him du, in the mean time, dressed any injury; this crime will also himself in Rarick's house, proba- be punished with death. At the bly to make a strong impression conclusion, I promised large reon the savages, on this solemn wards to such as should, on the occasion.

After we had been arrival of the ship from Russia, waiting for some time, he at come on board with their new last came

of the house, cultivated fruits. Kadu delivered with imeasured paces; he had put his speech with much dignity; on a white shirt, a sabre buckled the islanders promised faithfully round his waist which he held to fulfil our wish, and, to make naked in his right hand, and his them acquainted with my great headcovered with a straw hat. power, I had given orders on board, The Radackers were astonished to fire, on a signal being given, when they saw him enter with a two guns, and to throw up a serious countenance with his rocket. It was now quite dark ; murderous weapon, and he sat I told the islanders to look at the down with much gravity on the ship in order to see the fire with branch of a tree. The sun had which we would punish their already set when Kadu made the disobedience. The signal was following speech, in which he had given, the cannons thundered, been tutored. I must previously and the poor savages were petriobserve, that Kadu, from our ac fied with terror; but the rocket counts, had formed a very high caused still more alarm, which, idea of the Tamon of Russia, of hissing through the air, illumiwhom he told the Radackers a nated the whole island. Lage

• The great Tamon diack threw both his arms round of all tamons,' said he, • of the me, and begged me to put an end land of Russia, has commanded to the terrific scene; but Kadu that Kadu shall remain here, to was much pleased at the imprestake care of the plants and ani- sion the fire. had made, for he mals left here by the Russians. now thought himself secure against Nobody dare hinder him on pain any attacks. Some presents of death; on the contrary, every which I distributed restored


great deal.

tranquillity. We gave Kadu two Kadu went on before with a copper medals with the portrait drawn sword; and the torches, of the emperor; the one he was with which they lighted the way, to wear himself, and present the gave the whole procession a very other tó Lamary in my name. He solemn appearance,

After we resolved to bury some of his had put off, they all sat on the treasures, and

go with the rest to shore, and joined in a song, in Ormed, to his old benefactor. which our names were frequently On taking leave, Kadu seemed to repeated. be fully sensible how hard it was 6. The 4th of November. The to part from us, for he cried like anchors were weighed at daya child, and implored me to come break, and we left the group of again. The attachment of this Otdia with the consciousness of good-hearted man moved me having done good there. We very much, but I was still more saw through our telescopes Kadu deeply affected with the universal sitting before Rarick's house, with lamentations of the savages at several others looking after us. our departure. Lagediack kept I recognized him by the white close to me, and frequently asked shirt; he waved a white handme whether we would really re kerchief as long as I could see turn. Men, women, and children, him through the telescope." accompanied us to the boat;




THE term “ Belles Lettres" is so indefinite in its modern accepta

present state of literary advancement or retrogradation, in this respect; for, as Locke would say, we must define our terms, and we may then proceed to the requisite computation. In its most comprehensive sense it includes both the terms we have subjoined in our title to this department; and all the three, perhaps, were it not for the sake of preserving some uniformity in our volumes, might be absorbed in the general head-line “ Miscellaneous Literature.” We have before intimated that voyages and travels constitute the chief attractions to the reading world at present; at least so far as the solid part of it is concerned ;-we say nothing of the works of imagination which diffuse a charm and fascination over the leisure hour, and wind their romantic way through every region of society, from the palace of greatness to the cottage of poverty. It must be confessed this state of things is gratifying; because the encouragement which is given to publications of the superior order, to which we have referred, is not to that species which records probable and improbable, real and fictitious adventures, but to that which accords most with the genuine interests of knowledge, the advancement of truth and the improvement of the human mind: in a word, it is now the judicious and scientific trareller who finds the warmest welcome, and whose quartos (though we sometimes wish, for the pocket's sake, they were octavos) obtain the largest circulation. The copious extracts we have given in this department of the present volume, will furnish an ample illustration of this statement.

No works of any very commanding influence or standard excellence have, we believe, issued from the press recently, on the subject of education, which has, indeed, been previously surveyed in almost all its chief and essential principles, by writers well and long known to fame; nor have the languages any very considerable accessions of remark and investigation. The great principles of political economy are rather become party questions and subjects of stormy debate and contest in the public forum, than subjects of patient and private research ; and they are understood and appreciated precisely in proportion to the bias which the individual mind has received, on the politics of the day. Rhetoric and oratory have received few illustrations from the press, or, we fear, from the ore rotundo of the popular speaker. The days of Pitt and Fox seem to have gone by, or we are at best but cursorily reminded of them by the gleaming and scintillating


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