He has much fine clothes and is all the same white man, and he has gathered large wisdom so that he is very quick head man in the village.
And he has strange things to tell of the way of the white man, for he has seen much of the white man and done a great travel into the white man's country.
But the White Man knows all these marvels for himself, so I shall not weary him with the telling of them.
At last he picked up the white sails of the schooner and studied them.
To the left he could see the white line of breakers that marked the bar of the Balesuna River, and, beyond, the rugged outline of Savo Island.
Viaburi brought two lighted lanterns to the white man for inspection.
But when the frames of poles were made into tepees by being covered with cloth and skins, White Fang was astounded.
The puppy's name, as White Fang was afterward to hear him called, was Lip-lip.
Lip-lip was White Fang's own kind, and, being only a puppy, did not seem dangerous; so White Fang prepared to meet him in a friendly spirit.
Among other things he learned beche-de-mer English, with which he could talk with all white men, and with all recruits who otherwise would have talked in a thousand different dialects.
But in the dead of night two white men came, who were not afraid of all the village people and who knocked seven bells out of the three runaways, tied them like pigs, and tossed them into the whale boat.
Then he was made a house-boy, and had good food and easy times, with light work in keeping the house clean and serving the white men with whiskey and beer at all hours of the day and most hours of the night.
Beyond the panther kneeled the white giant who had overcome him.
Another white man `came in peace' three moons ago," replied Kaviri; "and after we had brought him presents of a goat and cassava and milk, he set upon us with his guns and killed many of my people, and then went on his way, taking all of our goats and many of our young men and women.
No, bwana," replied Kaviri, "the white child was not with this man's party--it was with the other party.