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On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 5.30

Ratu Sukuna came back to Fiji for a spell as a clerk in the Colonial Secretary's office, and went up to Oxford in 1913. When war came he wanted to enlist; since the British army would not accept "coloured" men for duty in Europe, he joined the French Foreign Legion and fought in the trenches…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on August 26, 2013 at 10:00pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 5.20

He knew so. much about all sorts of things. I learned a lot, the time I was with him." "Sounds like Maggie and Pierre," Derek said, adding "Trudeau" when she'looked blank.

"Neil wanted to marry me, too," she continued. "My friends told me I was just throwing my life away on him. And it was true really, I was throwing it away. One day I told him I'd only marry him if he'd give me a two-carat…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on August 17, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 5.10

" It's hard to communicate in my family," she explained. "My grandfather only speaks Chinese and broken Fijian. My parents speak Fijian, English, and a bit of Chinese, and we-my sisters and me-only know English. My granddad's a very old man now, in his nineties. I wish I could talk to him, but I…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on August 11, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

On Fiji Islands -- Suva -- Chapter 5.00

" People think Fiji's a model of racial harmony," Gladys said, "but it Isn't true really. We act friendly to Indians, but we can't stand them. I mean, some of them are all right-l have got some Indian friends-but on the whole they're none too popular."…

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Added by Robert F. Kay on August 6, 2013 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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