Fijian houses is very scant and 394 simple. Where the house is high, an elevated place along one end serves as a divan by day and a bed by night. It is covered with a thick layer of dried grass and elastic ferns, upon which are from two to ten mats. It...
The grand pacha's cruise on the Nile in the viceroy of Egypt's yacht - Page 19
by Emmeline Lott - 1869
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