Twenty Years in the Philippines [1819-1839]

9780217652438: Twenty Years in the Philippines [1819-1839]

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1854. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII t Determine not again to Separate from my Son--I take him to Manilla--The Effects of the Wound I received among the Ajetas--My Recovery--Kindness of the Spanish and other Inhabitants of Manilla--Illness of my Son--I return with him to Jala-Jala--Sorrowful Remembrances--The Death of my poor Boy-- His Interment--My frantic Grief and Despair--I Determine to Quit the Philippines--I am Called to Manilla by Madame Dolores Seneris--My Final Departure from Jala-Jala--I Arrive at Manilla, where I resume Practice as a Surgeon--I Embark for France--Discontent--My Travels through Europe-- I Marry again--Death of my Mother and my Second Wife--Conclusion. TTAVING now concluded my last trip into the interior of the Philippines, I was desirous of not separating myself again from my son, the only being that remained to me of all those whom I had loved so tenderly. I took him with me to Manilla; but I did not altogether bid farewell to Jala-Jala, yet I had almost the intention of never going back to it . The journey was as agreeable as my melancholy recollections would permit. I experienced such pleasure in holding my boy in my arms, and in receiving his gentle caresses, that I occasionally forgot every sorrow. I arrived at Manilla, and took up my quarters in the environs, at the abode of Baptiste Vidie, brother of the friend \hom I had left at Jala-Jala. After my escape from the Ajetas, I had noticed a small wound on the forefinger of my right hand, which I attributed to having been accidentally scratched by a branch or a thorn, while we were endeavouring to make our escape with such precipitation from the arrows which the savages let fly at us. The first night I spent at Manilla, I felt in the place where the wound was such extreme pain that I fell down twice total...

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