Travels and Life in Ashanti and Jaman

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A. Constable & Company, 1898 - Ashanti - 559 pages
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Page 501 - A' made a finer end and went away an it had been any christom child; a' parted even just between twelve and one, even at the turning o' the tide: for after I saw him fumble with the sheets and play with flowers and smile upon his fingers...
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