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William Edgar Geil was a world famous figure in his day, and the reasons he has been lost to history (from his death until now) are as interesting as the underpinnings of his fame. Here is a very brief overview. In a day before anthropology or Chinese (or African or Micronesian) studies had a toehold in world universities, William Edgar Geil traveled the world, took extensive notes, returned to Doylestown, and wrote books. Depending on how you count them, he wrote almost a dozen—many of them thick and substantial in ways that a turn of the (last) century reader would understand, even if many people today would not. He traveled across central Africa in the first decade of the twentieth century, spent a year in Australia and New Guinea, and then found an abiding love for the study of China (which is where I "met" him, in a manner of speaking). He traveled the length of the Great Wall, journeyed the Yangzi River from Shanghai into southeast Asia, visited all of China's provincial capitals, and is the only Westerner to have written a book about his travels to all five sacred mountains of China.
|[b] Arch RF|
|[c] Wonder filled RF|
I have noticed a similarity in manners and mind among the Samoans, Tongans, and Maoris. FIRST, self-esteem is a national characteristic, the Maori, like the others, having a fairly good opinion of himself. SECOND, ceremoniousness. They are fond of etiquette, the breach of it leading to war when occurring between orders of chiefs. Third, great hospitality to strangers and the needy. FOURTH, generosity, as exemplified in the daring deed of Honi Heke, the greatest warrior in New Zealand. He displayed the national trait of magnanimity oat the siege of the fortified village Chaewai. The British troops had surrounded and besieged it, and the Maori clan seemed to be hopeless behind their fortifications. A British officer...fell, grievously wounded in the lower part of his stomach...and after a time was heard yelling out of thirst and agony. But no one cared or dared to go for water, fearing the frequent missiles. To the great surprise of all, Honi Heke was seen coming down from teh pa (village) without a weapon and wholly unprotected. He went straight to the wounded man in the trench, and having seen for himself what the matter was, and need, had compassion on the man who was soon to die, solemnly walked out in front of the British lines, everybody wondering what he was going to do, filled a gourd at the convenient stream, brought it to the dying officer, saying to him in the most determined tone, "Drink this, and if thou hast to die, die consoled, for even thy worst foe has had pity on thee."
|[d] Sea driven RF|
MAORI OF THE WHANAU-A-APANUI
|[e] Coastal guard RF|
Te Kotteism is called also Ringa-tu, i.e., to hold up the hands. This name is given because the right hand is held up at the close of every prayer. Many seceded from the Church of England, but Te Koote said, when dying, "When I am dead, let all of you go back to the Church of England." And the majority of them promptly returned to their former church and faith.
|[f] Fenced RF|
|[g] Waka RF|
 Geil does not capitalize "third" at the beginning of this sentence.
 This is how the phrase appears in the text.
 William Edgar Geil, Ocean and Isle (Melbourne: Wm. T. Pater & Company, 1902), 152-.
|[h] Transition RF|