The Wonder Island Boys; Conquest of the Savages

The Wonder Island Boys; Conquest of the Savages (Paperback)

By Roger Thompson Finlay 
Publisher: General Books
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153765241
EAN: 9781153765244
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 112
Publish Date: 2010-3-31
Binding: Paperback
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Excerpt: ..."But," he asked of the Professor, "can all men be guilty of doing wrong?" "Can you do wrong?" "Yes." "But you are a Great Chief, and how can you do wrong in taking things from your people?" "Because the people own the things, just as much as you own the things which you have properly obtained." "Then if you do wrong, will you be punished?" "Yes; just the same as the people who do wrong. My punishment should be greater, if I do wrong, because I should set them an example to do right." "But how can I do wrong if I take anything from my people? I own everything." "Who gave everything to you? By what right should you or I own everything? Because we are chiefs does not give us the right to own everything." "Then how can the chiefs ever own anything?"' "They should work for it like everyone else does." "Do you work like the others do?" "Yes; I oversee the work of others and try to make them happy, and see that no one is idle and p. 117 that the laws are obeyed. For that work I am paid, just as the others are paid for the work they do. I do this work because my people ask me to do so, and they pay me a certain number of coins for the work, the same as the man is paid for the particular work he does." This doctrine, so entirely new, could not be grasped at once, and he continued with his questionings: "But the people may not want me as their chief, and take some one else, and that would cause trouble, and no one would know who was chief." "Then it becomes your duty to so conduct yourself that they will not want some one else to be chief. If a man works for me and he does not know or care how he does the work, or is careless, and I cannot depend on him, I get somebody else in his place. Would you keep such a man?" "No; but I would have the power to send him away." "Then the wise chief must know that if he acts as a true father to his people they will not try to get another chief." Blakely had been a man of affairs at home, and was a sharp, shrewd business...
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Title: The Wonder Island Boys; Conquest of the Savages
Publisher: General Books
Author: Roger Thompson Finlay
Edition: Paperback
Language: English
ISBN: 1153765241
EAN: 9781153765244
No. of Units: 1
No. of Pages: 112
Publish Date: 2010-3-31
Binding: Paperback

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