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twisted & wrenched from the
shoulder & hip joints, & their teeth
employed to dissever the reeking
tendons, when they would not
immediately yield to their impatience.

The limbs were now doubled up &
put aside in their baskets x x"
The flesh was cooked on the fires -
a foot being presented to Robinson
as an acknowledgement of his being
one of the funeral party. This bonne
bouche he "thought it prudent to
accept". "The head was struck
off with a tomahawk, & placed
between hot stones in the hollow
of a tree, where it has undergone
a process of baking, & is still left
there otherwise untouched."
(* Fijians did not eat the head .d.7)

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Lucio Alvarez

This page, and many others I've reviewed, were transcribed by someone else, but that person didn't click 'Needs Review' before clicking 'Done.' When that happens, I review their transcription, click 'Needs Review', click Done, then unclick Needs Review and click Save. That makes up for that person not clicking Needs Review.