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clear, loud tone pronounced some common sailor phrases, well known to all who have ever been on board ship. The device succeeded, and we saw the savage advancing toward us, holding a green branch in his hand. Nearer and nearer he came, and at last we recognised in the painted savage our own dear Fritz.
'Fritz! 'Tis Fritz—'tis Fritz! There is his cajack and the walrus's head in front. It is Fritz disguised like a savage,' exclaimed Jack.
We soon received him in astonishment. He was naked to the waist, and painted white and black, just like a Carribee Indian.